Miss Fatou A. Jallow has been named as the winner of the 2014 Miss July 22nd Beauty and Scholarship Pageant.
The beautiful Fula girl took the crown at the nationally televised pageant held recently at the Paradise Suites Hotel. She is the first Gambia College student to walk away with the famous title.
Fatou won a scholarship with which she intends to further her education. She also intends to fight against poverty and hunger in the country.
The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Fatou Lamin Faye, who is keenly involved with the Miss July 22nd Beauty and Scholarship Pageant, said the pageant empowers women and girls.
“Over the years, winners who have received scholarships continued to excel in fields chosen by them and an example of it is Miss Ndey Oley Taal, who was recognized as the face of the West London College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in fashion designing,” said the minister.
Hon. Fatou Lamin Faye added: “Through the pageant, 15 young ladies are currently being sponsored at the UTG pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing, political science, sociology, and development studies and one is pursuing ACCA at the MDI and two others are at the GTTI. An additional four are studying abroad in the UK and USA with last year's winner preparing to leave for a university in UK in January 2015. Some have graduated from the UTG and are already given employment.”
But what do we know about the new Miss July 22nd, who sailed through the competition thanks to her unusual talents and strong desire to combat hunger.
This is the little What’s On-Gambia was able to gather:
Fatou Jallow is a former student of Nusrat Senior Secondary School and now attending Gambia College in Brikama. She is described as a smart, humble and outgoing girl.