The care of the boy child would once again be highlighted with this event
Tumelo Waga Dibakwane spoke to Billy Brown of ABM about this venture.
THE ABM Foundation had identified a gap with regards to the nurturing of the boy child. The Foundation’s creators realised that most of the focus in communities is centered on girls..
“It is our view that this oversight and neglect of the boy child is the source of many of the societal challenges that we are faced with today. We believe that Mr Mpumalanga is a unique concept. It aims to be a progressive, exciting and innovative platform through which to interact with young men, affording them an opportunity to be groomed as ambassadors and agents of change within our society. This year’s pageant boasts 85 entries with the top 16 finalists between 20 and 27 years of age.
This year’s pageant boasts 85 entries with the top 16 finalists between 20 and 27 years of age. Auditions were held in all three Mpumalanga districts as well as online, which increased the number of entries substantially. During a special camp at the Ndalo Hotel in Badplaas, the 16 top contestants were selected from the semi-finalists.
This year’s pageant would be hosted on March 7 at the Emnotweni Arena and proceedings would start at 6pm. Artists to perform at the final night of the pageant would be announced in due course.