Last evening, the Miss World Guyana Org hosted a Meet and Greet Reception for Miss World – Guyana2018, Ambika Ramraj in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NY. The 19-year old articulate beauty used the event as an opportunity to speak about her Beauty with a Purpose platform and her preparations for the Miss World 2018 Competition. Ambika wings off on Thursday, to represent Guyana the 68th edition of the Miss World pageant scheduled to take place in Sanya, China on December 8, 2018.
Miss World Guyana 2018, Ambika Ramraj continues to use her crown as a humanitarian symbol to raise awareness on the positive effect sports play on mental health particularly within the youth population with expectations of reducing the harmful effects of childhood trauma. As a national athlete Ambika understands the positive effects sports and outdoor activities play in improving one’s mental health and wellbeing.
Ambika is all set to represent Guyana in China at the month-long activities packed Miss World competition schedule for December 8th 2018 in Sanya, China and only recently concluded her impressive “Healthy, Wholly” Beauty with a Purpose project. The “Healthy, Wholly” project aims to increase the learning capabilities of youths by tackling any mental health issues they may be experiencing due to some form of childhood trauma and/or bereavement via the use of sports and physical activities. Ambika is no stranger to bringing awareness on the work she is doing and will continue to do so as to ensure the continuous development of good coping and life skills by those affected.
Ambika is working with the Guyana Golden Lives Organization founded by the recently awarded Queens Young Leadership Award winner, Marva Langevine. The Guyana Golden Lives Organization seeks to transform the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana through various mentoring and advancement workshops. As a 2018 Queen’s Young Leader, Marva Langevine received bespoke training through the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education on leadership, mentoring and various other skills to ensure she is best suited to handle the pressing issues that are the root causes to childhood trauma, bereavement and poverty. The duo will collaborate on a range of sports related activities and camps that will aid in helping children suffering from various forms of trauma so as to ensure that they too have a bright and successful future.
Miss World is the largest and longest running international beauty pageant. Launched in 1951, it has become one of the world’s most watched annual events worldwide with a viewing audience of over 1 billion people. It is the only pageant that has a Beauty with a Purpose competition, which is the name of a special annual award program that singles out and recognizes the Miss World contestant who has shown, through charitable works, to have made a real difference to people in need in her country.
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