Miss Malaika Ghana 2011 winner Gerry Partington, last Saturday September 1, 2012, put up an impressive Fund Raising Fashion Show at the La Palm Beach Hotel in Accra to raise money to support the fight against the dreaded maternal mortality in Ghana.
Gerry seemed well on her way to fulfilling the promise she made at her crowning last year where she pledged to do something about maternal mortality.
Guests at the event were treated to scintillating music by Ghana Music Awards instrumentalist of the year Steve Bedi, Emmanuel of SOF fame and popular highlife musician, Dada KD.
They were also treated to a fashion show put up with designs from Tony Black Couture, Harmony Trends, Duaba Serwaa, Peach n Purr, J.Glo, Afri-Ken Novelty, Diva Delicious, Shik Collections, Pistis, Ajepomaa Gallery, Akataasia, AMG Couture and Elom.
The radiant accessories worn by the delegates of the ongoing Miss Malaika Ghana 2012 competition and other models on the night were all provided by Oouch Accessories. At the end of the fashion show hosted by Naa Ashorkor, the auction phase was activated with an excellent presentation by Kafui Dey.
It was exciting watching the ladies bid and counter bid on this or that dress and the victory celebrations that followed after a win. The excitement was also increased with a raffle draw where guests had the chance of winning some appliances from Hisense.
The money raised through the sale of clothes and accessories would be used to educate young people especially, between the ages of 15 and 19 located in selected districts in the Greater Accra and Central regions.
The project mainly aimed to cater to the reproductive educational needs of these young women, both in and out of school through workshops, drama, film shows and any other media which could carry the message of making wise reproductive health choices and preventing unintended pregnancies.
'My project seeks to contribute to reductions in youth maternal mortality in Ghana by increasing the capacity of the youth to make responsible and informed decisions and choices about their reproductive health,' Gerry said.