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Why Do I Exist

Why Do I Exist?/KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT in Collaboration with MISS AFRICA TRI -STATE in conjunction with the Voices of Women World Wide with VO – TV and Children’s rights organizations.

Cordially invites you to The United Nation’s Conference on the Statue of Women

Theme: ”Empowering Girls and Women through Social Media and Entrepreneurship to STOP Violence against Them.”



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Network for Humanity

The event “Network for Humanity” hosted by Queen Joy Oppongwah was a success. Professionals came out to talk about their enterprise, make new contacts and possible leads. Based on popular request by the attendees, we would be having more of the networking event. Thanks once again to our sponsors and the guests.



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Humanitarian Press Conference for the conflict in Mali

Today, Miss Africa Tri State; Queen Joyce Oppongwah officially made her last appearance before the crowning on June 29th.

On June 16th, 2013, MATS Joyce Oppongwah was a Special Guest at the Humanitarian Press Conference on the conflict in… Mali (West Africa) alongside the Mayor of Toms River; Joseph Champagne, Councilwoman Mildred, Ms. Barbara King, Director of International Affairs; Michael Gray.

There are an estimated 4.2 million Malians in need of humanitarian assistance; 270,765 displaced people inside Mali; and 176,777 Malian refugees in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Algeria (UNHRC). The recent escalation of fighting and resulting displacement is exacerbating the Sahel’s chronic food crisis and contributing to ever-rising levels of malnutrition.

In her speech, Joyce promised to continue using her voice to create more awareness for this crisis and urges every African to support our brothers and sisters in Mali especially at this urgent time.



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M.A.T.S Queen at Abroad Reserve Medical Foundation

 Miss Africa Tri State Joy Oppongwah graced the ARM Benefit Gala event in CT. The Abroad Reserve Medical Foundation held their benefit gala on November 3rd, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Abroad Reserve Medical Foundations mission is to advance, improve and develop patient care/healthcare in rural parts of West Africa. The Primary goal of the event was to raise awareness of bridging the Gap between Surplus of Medical Supplies here in the United States and the Need for Medical Supplies in rural parts of West Africa. It was an evening full of good food, music, and lots of networking.

Miss Africa Tri State Joy Oppongwah was a Special Guest and Speaker at the event. She spoke about the importance of giving back and helping others especially the less privileged in our society. She emphasized on some of the things and the people she has been able to influence positively based on her charity efforts. “There is more to being a beauty Queen than just the face and title, it’s actually what you do with it, you have to give back and continue to be a source of inspiration to others” – Joy Oppongwah

The money raised will go to funding the organizations goal of shipping a 40-foot container full of Hospital Supplies to a limited resource hospital in West Africa. We wish the organization, the organizers, and Mr Randy Kwame Kwade continuous success as they continue to make positive impact on the community. For more information on the organization, and to support their mission, please visit their website at www.abroadfoundation.org

 

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Joyce Visits And helps at Sierra House NJ

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Miss Africa Tri State – Joyce Oppongwah visits and helps at Sierra House in New Jersey

Miss Africa Tri State 2012; Joyce Oppongwah started her reign on Thursday July 19th, 2012 at her immediate neighborhood of New Jersey, by visiting Sierra House in East Orange.

Sierra House is a home set up for improving the prospects for individual achievement for at-risk youth and young adults. Many of them are single mothers, runaways, homeless and those just out of the foster care system to help them live independently within the community at large.

While mothers are attending a Sierra House training to build essential life skills or workforce development training, volunteers are needed to watch over the children. Arts & crafts, reading stories, homework help, playing games, these are just a few of the fun possibilities volunteers can engage in with the children.

MATS Joyce was so impressed by the activities, the beautiful home, and the overall mission of the center that she decided to go back on Thursday, July 26th 2012 this time not only to visit but to help babysit while the mothers do other activities to make them productive to themselves and the society.

It was as natural to her that she wants to be volunteering her time every day with the house – being a nursing major that hopes to work in a specialized kids hospital or center after graduation, her love for kids are immeasurable.

We wish her success as she continues to pursue her platform of caring for children most especially the less privileged ones both here in the USA, Africa, and all around the world.



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Sandji CDC Fundraising Benefit Gala

The event sponsored by the “Sandji Community Development Corp.” for a Benefit Fundraising Dinner Gala was held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Newark, NJ on Saturday November 19th, 2011. It was for a good cause and a very positive event.

There were lots of delicious African foods, music and fashion. The beautiful ladies of the Miss Africa Tri State also thrilled the audience to a fashion show displaying African culture via African wears.

There was silent auctioning of African masks and items. The goal of the night of raising funds to complete the orphanage schools in Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa were achieved.

Miss Africa Tri State 2nd Runner Up; Ms. Johnson & Miss Africa Tri State ( Miss Ivory Coast / Miss Photogenic 2011) Ms. Bamba represented Miss Africa Tri State at the Sandji CDC Benefit Gala.



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Interview of Yolanda Masinga by Unveiling Africa TV

 Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga was a special guest of honor at the 3rd Annual Diasporal Festival. It was a day set aside for the unification of African’s abroad. Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga joined in the celebration of African’s in diaspora alongside the respectable Mayor Cory Booker, councilmen & councilwomen of NJ, and a host of African leaders on Saturday 3rd of September 2011, at Newark’s Lincoln Park.

There were lots of food, networking, and entertainment….Live performance by different African dance groups. Africa’s culture is rich, let’s continue to celebrate it !!!



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Benefit Fund Raising Dinner

Sandji Community Development Corp. and Miss Africa Tri State are both organizations that are relentless in their efforts to support African’s back home in eradicating poverty, improving way of living, and encouraging the privileged one’s abroad to support the less fortunate brother’s and sisters in Africa.

The two entities have joined forces together to support this causes in different parts of Africa, following the slogan “building Africa one village at a time”. With backing from reputable institutions, organizations, and Government bodies, we hope to even do more work of giving back to the society.

We urge you to support our vision and mission by being a part of this movement on October 29th 2011, at Wyndham Garden Hotel in NJ….. for those that can’t be with us in the flesh, you can still support this and other missions in terms of donations be it monetary or fairly used goods that can be given to those that really would need and appreciate them.

Thanks,

Miss Africa Tri State Management

for more info please contact : admin@missafricatristate.com



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Third Annual African Diaspora Festival

 Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga was a special guest of honor at the 3rd Annual Diasporal Festival. It was a day set aside for the unification of African’s abroad. Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga joined in the celebration of African’s in diaspora alongside the respectable Mayor Cory Booker, councilmen & councilwomen of NJ, and a host of African leaders on Saturday 3rd of September 2011, at Newark’s Lincoln Park.

There were lots of food, networking, and entertainment….Live performance by different African dance groups. Africa’s culture is rich, let’s continue to celebrate it !!!



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