Ten young ladies will on November 2, vie to become Miss School of Finance and Banking, (SFB) 2013. All the contestants are first year students in the faculty of Bachelor of Business Administration, (BBA).
Susan Babijja brings you the faces behind the contest.
Linda Akayezu, 21, is an outgoing, driven and compassionate person who firmly believes that perseverance, hard work, determination and faith are the keys to lasting success in life.
She believes that life is not for the timid; and both the good and bad in life should be appreciated because this is what shapes who we are. She cites dancing as one of her hobbies.
Peace Uwera knows that with God one can move mountains if you only trust and believe in him. Without faith nothing is possible. With it nothing is impossible.
Entering Miss SFB pageant would not only be an honour but the fulfilment of a life-long dream for Uwera. The 20-year-old enjoys singing.
Amanda Melissa believes in personal and community development and as a result, she is an active member of the university’s club.
She knows that making a positive difference in someone’s life is the greatest accomplishment a person can have. Melissa believes her participation in the Miss SFB beauty pageant will allow her to be involved in her community, giving of her time and assistance to enrich the lives of others.
The 19-year-old student enjoys singing and her personal motto is, “People will always talk whether you do good or bad prefer being yourself.”
Ariane Iys Dusabe
Ariane Iys Dusabe is a talented and confident young woman and this is what fuels her desire to enter the Miss SFB pageant because she strongly believes that she would be a good ambassador to her school as well as the society.
Her personal motto is, “Why should I care what other people think of me. I am who I am and who I want to be.” Dusabe enjoys music, especially Rock.
Samantha Ghislaine Uwase
This 19-year-old beauty is an enthusiastic person and carries that enthusiasm into everything she does, which includes education. Samantha Ghislaine Uwase desires to further her studies and has the ambition of becoming an entrepreneur so that she can make a contribution to the country’s development.
Winning the Miss SFB title would greatly assist her in achieving that goal.
Uwase’s personal motto is; “Sometimes I ask myself why I am brilliant, gorgeous and talented. But the truth is who am I not to be?” In her free time she enjoys swimming.
The 18-year-old prides herself in assisting and working within groups to ensure everyone achieves their goals. In her spare time she enjoys designing clothes for which she is self taught. Isimbi says she is social and enjoys making new friends.
Her motto is, “If you were not you what would you think of you. Be the change you want to see in others.”
Isimbi also enjoys cooking and believes that true pleasure is to be found in the way one uses their gifts to bring joy to friends and family.
Olga Uwase Bahizi
This is Olga Uwase Bahizi’s first attempt at pageantry and she embraces this new challenge as it is a great opportunity for personal development.
Bahizi plans to pursue a career in Business Administration, with a focus on small business development, as she hopes to be instrumental in molding tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
In her free time, the 18-year-old enjoys watching movies and reading different materials.
Charite Abingeneye is very appreciative of the support from her family and finds strength in the guidance that is provided by God, her relatives and friends. Her personal motto is, “Discover God’s love and forgiveness God wants you to know Him.”
The 19-year-old enjoys listening to music.
Fabiola Fernandes Akazuba
19-year-old Fabiola Fernandes Akazuba, is confident to win the Miss SFB 2013 title. Business is her passion and she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
She also enjoys all things related to beauty and fashion. She also likes music, swimming and making new friends.
If she is successful in winning the title of Miss SFB 2013, the university scholarship would help her to fulfill this dream.
Akazuba’s motto is, “My greatest fear is not that I am inadequate but my greatest fear is that I am powerful beyond measures.”
This pageant builds confidence through exposure and experiences gained. It will certainly help 19-year-old Arlette Irakoze to achieve her educational goal but likewise it will enable her to become an ambassador for her school.
Irakoze’s quote is, “The secret to get ahead is getting started.