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'Interaction was very personal for me' - Miss World Manushi Chhillar

- said being with the students of Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre brought back memories of her childhood
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar interacting with students of Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre today, Monday, February 26, 2018. Photo: VINO
Students of Althea Scatliffe Primary School pose with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and delegation today, February 25, 2018. Photo: VINO
Students of Althea Scatliffe Primary School pose with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and delegation today, February 25, 2018. Photo: VINO
Finished product of the painting activity with Miss World Korea Kim Ha-eun. Photo: VINO
Finished product of the painting activity with Miss World Korea Kim Ha-eun. Photo: VINO
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar signing the finished product of the painting done by her and a student. Photo: VINO
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar signing the finished product of the painting done by her and a student. Photo: VINO
A finished product of the painting activity with students of Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre. Photo: VINO
A finished product of the painting activity with students of Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre. Photo: VINO
The Miss World Organisation assisting with the clean-up of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre that was destroyed by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
The Miss World Organisation assisting with the clean-up of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre that was destroyed by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
More clean-up highlights. Photo: VINO
More clean-up highlights. Photo: VINO
The royalties getting their hands dirty. Photo: VINO
The royalties getting their hands dirty. Photo: VINO
Miss World BVI Committee, Miss World Organisation and volunteer group All Hands and Heart working together to support the rebuilding of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre. Photo: VINO
Miss World BVI Committee, Miss World Organisation and volunteer group All Hands and Heart working together to support the rebuilding of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Joy and laughter filled the halls of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) when the Miss World Organisation visited the students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre today, Monday, February 26, 2018. The students are being temporarily housed there after their building was destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2018.

Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar and her fellow delegates participated in a painting activity with the students followed by assisting the volunteer group All Hands and Heart with the clean-up of a section of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.

“It was definitely a love experience” – Solange Sinclair

Miss World Jamaica, Solange Sinclair expressed to the media that she was excited to interact with the children and it was a “love experience” for her.

She expressed, “It was definitely a beautiful thing to interact with the children and paint with them and to see the classroom where they learnt. It definitely brings you back to your own childhood because they are so light, vibrant, warm and welcoming. It was definitely a love experience and seeing the devastation, it’s heartbreaking.”

“They do deserve a place where they can learn, grow & live a better life” – Manushi Chhillar

Meanwhile, Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar disclosed that being with the children was very personal for her because as a child she loved to paint and she believes that the students deserve somewhere that they can call their own once again.

“The first interaction was very personal to me because I myself in school used to paint a lot and to relive those memories with those children. The boy I was painting with he wrote 'home' and I said let's paint 'British Virgin Islands' because it absolutely captivated me with its beauty and to know how eager they were to learn and how excited they were to see us tell us how much they do deserve a place they can learn, grow and live a better life,” expressed Ms Chhillar.

"The students are warm & welcoming"- Kadia Turnbull

Miss World BVI 2016, Kadia Turnbull, who is supporting the project as well, stated that the children are very “warm and welcoming”, adding that she is looking forward to them getting back their own space.

“I’m looking forward to the kids actually getting back to a familiar space and, being with the Miss World BVI committee, we do not only work on our individual ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ platform, we also endorse past queens. They are very warm and welcoming and I think they deserve a warm and welcoming home again. It’s great to be a part of it and it is something we should encourage our community to endorse,” she said.

Miss World BVI 2017-2018, Helina A. Hewlett expressed that she is very excited that her fellow delegates came to support the project.

6 Responses to “'Interaction was very personal for me' - Miss World Manushi Chhillar”

  • weed (26/02/2018, 18:40) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is so sweet
  • xx (26/02/2018, 18:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beauty with a purpose.
    Let this be a reminder that beauty contests have much more scope than bathing suits and evening clothes, our women can and are productive and able to lead the way in recovery.
  • Ja rules (26/02/2018, 23:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is someone that the world looks at and can be so inspirational to the world and the BVI so why can't the ministers of the BVI be like that
  • Mia (26/02/2018, 23:28) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where was the minister of culture?
  • See (26/02/2018, 23:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent work
  • After all is done (27/02/2018, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    After all the fanfare, money, glamour, I only hope that we will see the fruit of the labour and the intention of this event. Was lovely and worthwhile, but how our govt operates is a different story.


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