On 22nd June 2019, Incredible Youth International France, Mrs Sara Vauclair in partnership with World Fund for Development and Planning , Ambassador Ekramy El Zaghat organized Miss Incredible Youth, a pageant with the purpose of raising funds to empower youth through education. The founder, Sara Vauclair, believes in youth being the leaders of today and using their voice to make a difference in their communities.
The 6 contestants came in creative wear, Ugandan dancing outfits, cultural wear and evening dresses. They displayed their talents: Ugandan dances, a song and a touching poem about not killing people’s dreams. Saxophonists, comedians and the Incredible dancers made the event even more colorful. The jury had a very hard time selecting the winner but finally cast their votes on Kwizera Tricia Keza, a student in economics and statistics who brought many friends in the audience to support her. Amongst solutions proposed to resolve youth issues were: eliminating mediocrity, by Tricia, creating a free help line for depressed youth and fighting child abuse by the first runner up, Goreth, informing youth about human rights by Gloria, the second runner up.
The winner was chosen based upon their ability to lead and ability to represent the organization. She won a trip to China and hotel offered by Rwandair. The Outstanding achiever against all odds, Divine, who is differently able and has to use hearing aids, also received a fully paid trip to China on account of World Fund for Development and the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Values that Incredible Youth International France hold dear are humility, generosity and excellence. All candidates were expected to develop the 4Cs: critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration. These are key topics that transpired during the leadership camp.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds to sponsor three children to go to school. Mission was accomplished. IYI France started projects in the difficult neighborhoods of Kampala to create entrepreneurship groups for vulnerable youths. The next big project is a rehabilitation center for street children in Kampala.