The Miss ACCESS Scholarship Pageant

The Miss ACCESS Scholarship Pageant was  produced and hosted by Lanial Madden a Masters of Public Health student at Touro University California for the nursing and midwifery students at ACCESS school of Nursing and Midwifery (ASNM) in Nakaseke, Uganda.

These young women are currently students pursuing careers as healthcare professionals. They have been working extremely hard and studying for the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board ( UNMEB) exams. Upon completion of their programs they will obtain Certificates in Nursing and/or Certificates in Midwifery.

The purpose of the scholarship pageant was two-fold:

1) to provide financial assistance to aspiring nurses and midwives in the region, and

2) to build up confidence, affirm self-worth, and empower young women.

The Evening of the Miss ACCESS Scholarship Pageant took place on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 5pm on the campus of ASNM, in Nakaseke, Uganda.  Scholarships were awarded at the conclusion of the event and the winners were announced.

Here are some of the photos from the evening of the event