Dar sparkles in Miss Deaf pageant

TANZANIA has crowned the 2022 Miss Deaf Hadija Kamanya who beat two other contestants, finalists from South Korea and South Africa on the glorious evening of Saturday over the weekend.

This comes after the International event that took place at Julius Nyerere International

Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam.The event aimed to find winners in many categories for both male and female sides.

Winning the title in the ‘Mr’ category was Rajani Ally from Tanzania who was the first runner while Roso Songoro took a pinnacle for representing a well fashioned design clothes.

It was a colourful day as the President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan was represented by the Minister for Community Development, Gender, Women and Special groups Dorothy Gwajima who graced the event.

Additionally, the event was also accompanied by the Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports Mohamed Mchengerwa and was participated by various culture, arts and sports stakeholders.

During the occasion, the Docket Minister  awarded art sculpture to the Deaf Association President, Bonita AnnLeek representing love and cooperation.

On her part, Gwajima has asked parents of children with hearing disabilities to stop hiding them and bring them out so that they can get education in a practical way that will help them participate in various competitions at global level.

She insisted that people with disabilities continue being part of this kind of competition so as to continue developing the cultural policy of 1997 that describes the participation of people with disabilities in the cultural sector.

“People with disabilities are human beings too, they have rights to showcase what they possess that one can’t have; this shows that we are all equal before God,” added Gwajima.

The Docket Minister Mchengerwa added they will continue developing youth talents especially the ones with disabilities as well as the ones living in difficult areas so as to make them financial independent as well as boosting the country’s economy.

He has also commended President Samia’s effort in promoting cultural tourism worldwide through Royal Tour.

On her part, Miss Deaf Hadija added that she is delighted to win the competition as she started participating in the kind of competition where she took the second position as Miss Africa and now she has been crowned as Miss Deaf 2022.

While addressing this, she has promised to provide education by establishing institutions to the community in providing education to people with disabilities that will help bring out their talents.

“It is a right time for me to sort out some challenges facing people with disabilities including the deaf by establishing institutions that will aim to support them,” she said.

The International event involved 20 countries and was attended by more than 100 participants.

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