Now that the dust has settled, newly crowned Miss Namibia 2021 Chelsi Shikongo finally kicked off her homecoming tour, and the excitement was palpable in her hometown.
Her return was met with excitement from scores of residents who lined up in the streets during a street parade to catch a glimpse of the beauty queen.
Taking to her Instagram account, she thanked her fellow residents for the warm welcome.
“Thank you Walvis Bay for today. The best welcome back home ever! Thank you so much @carlo_shuttle_tours_namibia for the flowers and gifts and for making sure I got there safe and sound. Thank you to each and every person today. Thank you,” exclaimed Shikongo.
Shikongo was crowned Miss Namibia 2021 last weekend and she has already kicked off her Miss Namibia duties. It seems she is also passionate about educating children about body neutrality.
She recently visited Van Rhyn Primary School to speak to grade 6 and 7 pupils about body neutrality and raised awareness about nutrition.
“We live in a society that suffers in silence, because I did it too. We should strive to learn more to always be informed about our nutrition and health. Imagine actually learning about the allergies you can have or get from food or that menstruation is normal. Having a life coach in government schools because we all don’t come from homes with good principles and moral cultural backgrounds – creating an inclusive environment in society is my mission.”
She said children should also be educated about sex and topics considered to be sensitive.
“I believe the future generation has to live in a society where issues and topics that are supposed to be normal aren’t seen as sensitive anymore because it doesn’t help that its sensitive topics and issues when the causes of these sensitive topics and issues statistics are increasing such as teenage pregnancy in Namibia and that starts with inclusive sex education, which is still considered a sensitive topic in Namibia.”