The 2017 eastern region Ghana’s most beautiful pageant representative, Ivy Nana Serwaa Sefa- Boateng has stated that she will use the platform given to her as a beauty pageant contestant to advocate for health growth since her area of specialization is pharmacy.
Speaking to Agoo fm’s Eugene Akoto Bamfo on the “ene nso biem” morning show, Ivy Nana Serwaa Sefa- Boateng revealed that what motivated her to pursue the beauty pageantry contest aside her career as a pharmacist is the rich cultural and traditional display by contestants in previous editions.
“A country will be well known because of its culture, we can combine our culture with the way society is trending, I have the belief that any culture which is not well can be modified to suit the current generation” she said.
Twenty three years old Ivy Nana Serwaa Sefa- Boateng, was born to Mr. Kwesi Sefa- Boateng and Madam Florence Asomaning at Kwahu – Pepease in the Eastern Region. During her elementary education, she attended the IBT Preparatory School now known as Empower Academy in Nkawkaw and went on to ST. Monica’s Senior High School located at Mampong in the Ashanti Region for her secondary education and completed in the year 2012.
She then proceeded to the Central University College in Accra where she read Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and completed successfully in 2016. As a national service person, she served at the Cocoa Clinic in Accra. Ivy is currently on a break as a pharmacist and now focusing full time on her beauty pageantry dream.
According to Ivy, she believes in the adage, “if you educate a man you educate an individual but if you educate a woman you educate a nation” and in view of that her vision is to educate women and young girls on the use of drugs. She advised against the excessive use of certain drugs by people mostly women cautioning the practice can lead to contraction of diseases. She said most people do not know the side effects of such drugs especially the use of contraceptives which are used excessively by women of today.
She appealed to the people of Kwahuman and Nkawkaw to vote for her to stay in the competition on the short code serwaa 1413 to all networks since the vote is the main tool that will sail her through to the grand finale.
She concluded by advising young girls to take their studies seriously instead of watching television all the time and engaging in activities that will not bring development in their lives because education is the key to success. “Kwahuman will not regret supporting me” she added.
Source: Agoo FM News/Ghana