On 16 January 2016, the final of the Women’s Leadership inter-university competition was held in the multipurpose room of the Bluezone of Cotonou.
“Promote African women, facilitate awareness in order to contribute to the development of a conscious and citizen female generation, these are the real reasons for our actions,” said Artémise AIKO, National Coordinator of the association. The inter-university competition of intelligence and female leadership is a project designed by nine Beninese youth gathered around the platform called ”Conscience Féminine’’. As a prelude to the final phase, the contest was marked by a series of trainings on leadership and current challenges of the female youth.
The great final pitted 13 girls from the public and private universities of Benin. The ceremony took place in front of an audience of guests. The candidates have distinguished themselves by their eloquence under the admiring gaze of the patron of the event Mariam DJAOUGA, Director of Mamou travel agency. The single theme, the debate and the image interpretation were the three main tests that led to the choice of the winners. The quality of the different performances did not facilitate the task to the jury. The battle has been rough but the verdict finally fell.
Laurette KANKANGBE will be the will ambassador 2016 for intelligence and female leadership. She ranked top over the twelve other competitors after a hard-fought final. She returned home with a brand new laptop, a trophy, a certificate, a voucher for a customized t-shirt offered by Griff Perso and goodies from various partners.