KAMPALA – There was a lot of outcry from the public about the Miss Curvy Uganda contest that created steam in Parliament castigating Mr. Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi, the minister of State for Tourism for promoting something wrong.
Today, the Miss Curvy contest is on and the grand finale is slated for Friday, April, 26 at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
Victoria University one of Uganda’s leading private Higher Institutions of Learning has boosted the contest by offering the winner a full Scholarship at Masters, Bachelor or Diploma level and the remaining 24 will have 70% scholarship and free short course in Public Speaking and Presentation.
Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, the Vice Chancellor of the university said: “Our aim in partnering is to provide knowledge to the contestants in leadership skills after they have fought many challenges including but not limited to bullying, body shamming among others.”
He further said: “We are offering them free short courses in Public Speaking and Presentation so that they may effectively transfer their leadership skills, implant the message of having pride in who they are, inspire and motivate others who may be facing similar challenges.”
Miss Annie Mungoma, the CEO Miss Curvy Uganda, said: “I appreciate that such institutions such as Victoria University have come out with a cause of ensuring that the contestants are skilled and acquire knowledge through the scholarship which they can take up in the desired degree of their choice. This will have a direct impact and will enhance their career growth and then have something to hope for in the future.”