Miss Nigeria in America (MNIA) is now accepting applications for its annual pageant competition from now until June 2nd, 2012. Interested candidates apply NOW! To learn more about the founder of MNIA, read our interview with Chichi Dike-Emeson.
MNIA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded as a result of the need to promote education and to seek global advancement for the Nigerian Woman. Formed in March 2004, the initiative for the organization grew out of a team of Nigerian professionals concerned about the deteriorating state of education in Nigeria among women. It was also started as an initiative to develop programs for a better quality of life in Nigeria. It was an idea to celebrate Nigerian women and the opportunity to impact the lives of many. It is a thought process to teach and instill among all Nigerians, the value of unity among Nigerians.
Miss Nigeria in America Organization identifies Nigerian women in the US who exemplify beauty, talent, supremacy and intelligence. It aims to create new role models who through the beauty pageant will serve as ambassadors that will define a new Nigeria, enrich the beauty of the Nigerian Woman and enhance a new strength, energy and spirit for the advancement of women.
The Organization seeks to:
-To empower Nigerian Women to provide resources, services, programs, and research that address a diverse range of needs, interests, and concerns in Nigeria.
-To support women’s participation in regional, national, and global community service, thus effecting change in places that need it.
-To advocate for expansion of educational and work opportunities available to women in Nigeria.
-To promote equality by challenging imbalances of power based on gender and other social factors, such as race, class, sexual orientation, and age, within and beyond Nigeria and Africa.
-To recognize and celebrate the multiple realities of Nigerian women’s lives.
-To create a strong awareness on HIV/AIDS, all forms and levels of Cancer and educate the masses on all levels of these illnesses.
Vision of MNIA, Inc.
To Empower Women through Globalization and Education