At the tender age of 19, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Naledi Mensah wants to help raise a generation of young girls who know the only limit to their goals is a determination to succeed.
The Mthatha-born Bachelor of Education student is currently running to be crowned the inaugural Miss Moral Regeneration South Africa.
“I want to use this platform to be a role model to young girls so that I can encourage them to be leaders. The pageant is involved with many charity organisations and I was really excited about being a part of what they are doing,” said Mensah.
She has all the confidence in the world to take on this new challenge after having won a slew of pageants, including Miss Peer Education Mthatha, Miss Agape Butterworth and she is now the raining Miss WSU Freshette.
The self-described bookworm and introvert was recently taken out of her comfort zone when she went to visit Mzwabantu Hospice to spend a day with the residents.
“I loved it. I helped where I could, but mostly I spent the day playing games and talking to the elderly people,” she said.
Mensah is now in the top 10 of the competition which will be held in May.