Iradukunda in Europe to promote Miss Rwanda initiatives

Reigning Miss Rwanda, Elsa Iradukunda is in Europe on a month-long tour to promote Made-in-Rwanda products under her Miss Rwanda projects. The 19-year-old beauty queen is currently in Sweden after concluding her tour to Germany last week. In Germany, she spoke to different people about Rwanda’s development as well as her own initiatives.
Iradukunda encouraged Rwandan Diaspora in Sweden to support Rwandan producers. (Courtesy photos)
Iradukunda encouraged Rwandan Diaspora in Sweden to support Rwandan producers. (Courtesy photos)

Reigning Miss Rwanda, Elsa Iradukunda is in Europe on a month-long tour to promote Made-in-Rwanda products under her Miss Rwanda projects.

The 19-year-old beauty queen is currently in Sweden after concluding her tour to Germany last week. In Germany, she spoke to different people about Rwanda’s development as well as her own initiatives.

Iradukunda received a warm reception in Stockholm -- the Swedish capital where she arrived over the weekend. She was welcomed by Rwanda’s ambassador to Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka, along with several other Rwandans from different cities. The ambassador also organized a party to celebrate with her guests the victory of President Paul Kagame in the presidential elections.

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Iradukunda (2nd R) with some of the Rwandans living in Sweden.

Iradukunda who was dressed in ‘Made in Rwanda’ outfits, urged Rwandans living in Sweden to support Rwandan producers.

“Rwandans here are willing to support Made in Rwanda and are willing to learn. The embassy is also facilitating the sale of Rwandan local products to Rwandans living in Sweden,” Iradukunda said of her initiative in a phone interview with The New Times. She is expected to accomplish several projects in Sweden, before heading to France and Netherlands.

Iradukunda is also set to participate in Miss World beauty pageant to be held at the Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, China PR on November 18, 2017.

She will be the second Miss Rwanda to take part in the coveted Miss World pageant.

Miss World is one of the oldest pageants established in 1951. The first edition of the pageant was held in the United Kingdom. After the competition, Iradukunda will head to Paris, France, to continue with her work trip for a week, before she returns back home.

 

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Miss Rwanda 2017 Elsa Iradukunda shows her hosts a handbag made in Rwanda.  
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Iradukunda (L) and other invited guests, dance to Rwandan traditional music at a reception organised by Rwanda’s ambassador to Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka. 
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Iradukunda (C) in a group photo with some of Rwandans living in Sweden.

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