By Mercy Omoike
The Revival School, in collaboration with Unclesele and Nitche Entertainment, has launched ‘The Little Miss Rainbow’ platform to build the girl-child’s confidence and self-discovery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, which held on Saturday in Lagos, with the theme, ‘Embracing the Essence of Womanhood,’ was aimed at redressing the stereotyping of women and consequent loss of their identity.
According to the convener of the ‘Little Miss Rainbow’ pageant, Mrs Preere Opuofoni, the platform aims to change the narrative of negative description and stereotyping of the girl-child.
“Little Miss Rainbow is a pageant that would help solidify your daughter’s identity by giving her a platform to safely express herself.
“It will also help build confidence and give the girl-child an opportunity to be a voice for her generation,” said Opuofoni.
She explained that the rainbow symbolised fascination, hope, and calm after the storm; a pot of gold and good fortune.
“A woman personifies ageless beauty, selfless love, purity, grace and dignity. She symbolises virtue, great inner strength, tremendous patience, resilience and fortitude.
“She is the pillar of strength not only to her family but also to the society and the country as a whole; women are the backbone of a nation’s economy,”Opuofoni said.
In addition she noted that, “A true woman should naturally embrace her femininity, regardless of status or circumstance in life.
“Little Miss Rainbow derives its essence from the mission of ‘The Revival School’ which was established in 2022 as an all-volunteer school to build a community of believers/commissioned kingdom citizens.
“Its goal is centred at helping others experience a deeper level of intimacy and trust in God by hosting the presence of the Holy Spirit.”
After a keenly contested exercise, Ms Vanessa Edet emerged as the Little Miss Rainbow 2023.
The organisers intend to make the Little Miss Rainbow pageant an annual event to foster the girl-child’s confidence. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Salif Atojoko