Twenty-three-year-old Rita Laurence Ngarambe is set to represent Rwanda at Miss Face of Humanity 2020 slated from September 26 to October 10 in Toronto, Canada, if all goes according to plan. The competition is a project of The Face of Humanity, a global platform for young female trailblazers and ambassadors who are using their passion, skills and voices to create change and combat social injustices globally and is built on a promise to change the world. It is organised every year to give eligible candidates from different parts of the globe the opportunity to take their passion projects to a global level for the largest possible impact. Ngarambe, who lives in Canada, is a humanitarian activist and youth leader. She is the founder of United for Humanity Organisation. She was selected to compete in this year’s edition as a result of her dedication in showing interest in various aspects of charity work and has participated in activism work for women’s rights since the age of 16. The Rwanda native has worked with women and children who were survivors of sexual-based violence and the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. She has also worked hand in hand with organisations that fight against homelessness in Toronto, Canada and was involved in hosting different events to advocate and support people affected by natural disasters by creating spaces where all youths of positive minds and change-makers can come together to join forces to work towards positive cause. “As Rwandan girl, I think participating in such a competition is a big deal because not only do I get a chance to stand and represent my country but to also show the world what Rwanda has achieved in empowering young women and girls who can create and be part of the change and development of the world,” Ngarambe told The New Times in an interview. Through Miss Face of Humanity, the winner is supported to perform her initiative on a global level so it can benefit a big number of people across the world. “It would be a good platform for me to achieve my project because as I have been passionate to help people ever since I was young,” she said. Through the competition, Ngarambe vows to take her organisation “United for Humanity” on the international stage to provide a platform to young people to be able to remould the foundation of humanity where our inclined humanity is recognised and our differences celebrated. The competition brings together contestants from 40 countries from different countries across the world and Ngarambe qualified to represent Rwanda during the auditions held in January. Besides presenting projects reflecting their skills and charitable projects geared towards changing the world, contestants compete in different areas including but not limited to leadership, fitness, speech presentation, intelligence, confidence, runway, social media and fundraising. Before competing at the Miss Face of Humanity, Ngarambe was previously crowned Queen of Emancipation Canada 2020 due to her involvement in leading and inspiring young people towards greatness that starts with being in service to others. She has shown excellent speaking engagement skills since she was a student at Nu Vision in Rwanda before she moved in United States in 2016 to continue her high school studies. The winner of the global Miss Face of Humanity will succeed reigning competition winner Melina Guzzo-Foliaro is guaranteed sponsorship for her project or initiative, among other prizes.