Ghana’s Rebecca Asamoah, winner of 2016 Miss Africa Continent, has been given a scholarship to read a Master’s programme of her choice at Monash University.
Monash is one of the world’s best private universities with enviable reputation and it has campuses in Australia, South Africa and Malaysia.
The scholarship is part of Rebecca’s prize package for winning Miss Africa Continent pageant in South Africa and it is to broaden her scope as a queen to impact lives on the African continent in diverse ways.
She will become the first Ghanaian beauty queen to study at Monash University if she is done with whatever programme she chooses.
The 24-year-old, who is also Miss Ghana 2015 second runner-up, made Ghana proud after beating 11 finalists drawn from an original list of 40 contestants from across the continent at the inaugural Miss Africa Continent pageant held at Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City casino on Saturday, April 30.
She is the first woman in history to be crowned Miss Africa Continent.
Zambian contestant Michelo Malambo and South Africa’s Jemimah Kandimiri placed second and third respectively.
The rest of her prize package include a weekend away in any of Tsogo Sun Five Star Hotels in Cape Town, feature on the cover of Essay magazine worth R250, 000, an undisclosed monthly allowance, as well as the opportunity to visit and work in at least five African countries during her reign.
She also gets jewellery and a vehicle while Ghana will be hosting the subsequent edition of the pageant.
Miss Africa Continent was founded by Lionel Neo Mashishi, a film producer and director.
Its main objective is to interact with African countries on various programmes, become an educational platform and an empowering tool for young African women and to be inspiring and informative. It also plays a role in uniting Africa by addressing xenophobic mentality and various challenges facing the continent.
In that regard, it also assists in integrating young African women into mainstream economy, promoting African beauty and African culture and grooming future leaders.