When 24 Year Old Priscilla Achieng, winner of Miss Earth Uganda 2016, received news that she was going to represent Uganda at the Miss Grande International Pageant in Vietnam, she was over the moon. Her excitement was however short lived when she realized that to represent Uganda at Miss Grande International, a pageant that is themed to stop war and violence, her country had to cater for her ticket to and fro Vietnam, and a few other bills. She got frustrated and almost gave up, till a group of good Samaritans vowed to spread the word so that she can fly to Vietnam on 4th October to represent the country at the forthcoming Miss Grande International Pageant.
She has hoisted the Ugandan flag before and bagged Gold while at it and made us proud. She has been granted a bigger opportunity to make us proud. Unfortunately, she is incapacitated. She needs Uganda to collect 1,000 dollars(UGX 3M) for a to and fro air ticket and facilitate her and provide a bit of upkeep for her stay in Vietnam. The pageant where she is participating is going to take care of her accommodation and meals and most of her petty expenses, but not all of them. To donate, send mobile money to 0772235408 Names Achieng Priscilla.
Priscilla Achieng is a 24 year old graduate in leadership and governance from Makerere University. Her first nudge with the spotlight came in 2015 when she participated in Miss Tourism Uganda. After that, she was presented with a bigger opportunity at the Miss Earth Uganda Beauty Pageant. Where she emerged the 2016/2017 winner and thus represented Uganda at Miss Earth International that was held in the Philippines.
While there, she hoisted the Ugandan flag so high when, because of her exhilarating runway displays and extremely creative Ugandan costumes, she bagged a Gold Medal for the Best National Costume. She emerged winner among 85 other contestants from across the globe that were vying for the same title.
Even though the Ugandan media wasn’t keen enough to pick up the achievement, Uganda garnered a lot of publicity from the International media. With many describing her display at the Miss Earth International as impeccable, a stance that painted Uganda as a country with so much untold stories and brightened its tourism and economic prospects internationally.
During that competition, courtesy of the media attention she garnered, she was contacted by the organizers of Miss Grande International to participate in the highly coveted Miss Grand International Pageant in Vietnam. The pageant organizers were moved by Achieng’s Environmental conservation initiatives and her involvement in community development activities and they decided that she should represent Uganda at the forthcoming Miss Grand International in Vietnam.