postheadericon Miss Maji Safi 2015

On October 3, over 450 Shirati community members gathered at the Maji Safi Group office to partake in the third annual Miss Maji Safi competition. During the event, women of all ages united to break the silence about female health and hygiene. Young women and Community Health Workers from the MSG Female Hygiene Program worked tirelessly to create original songs and dances about the importance of female hygiene. They also performed skits about girls starting their first period at school and preventing early pregnancies. The MSG Singing & Dance group joined the celebration by singing original songs and poems about stopping open defecation and preventing disease.

The big finale of the event came when the guest judges announced the 2015 Miss Maji Safi and Miss Mabalozi. I was really happy, to have Linda Stamm from Musoma as one of our judges. So we could spend another great weekend together, as she and Florian stayed at my place…

Contestants were judged on their confidence, their ability to talk to the public about sensitive issues, and their knowledge of female hygiene and WASH. We are excited to announce that Robi Benjamin was chosen as this year’s Miss Maji Safi, and Mereciana Kenedy was named Miss Mabalozi. Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all the participants!

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