Miss Universe and Roberta Annan
Miss Universe and Roberta Annan

In June 2012, Roberta Annan Consulting joined forces with Miss Universe, Ecobank, Planet PR and the SOS Organization to raise awareness on issues related to HIV/ Aids, poverty and education.

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, went on tour to five African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria.

She visited African orphanages and SOS centres educating children and women in her commitment to help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. View the video of her tour here.

The tour is being sponsored by Ecobank, the leading Pan-African bank. Ecobank CEO Arnold Ekpe said he was delighted that Ecobank was associated with Miss Lopes’s campaign, as she is a symbol of African achievement and excellence.

At the end of the tour, Miss Leila Lopes, with the support of sponsors and organizers, was able to donate
US$100, 000 to SOS Villages and students scholarships. These funds will not only help to educate the winners of the scholarships, but will also allow SOS Villages to continue their mission of providing “a loving home for every child”.

Related links:

Roberta Annan Launches Miss Universe Tour

Ecobank Sponsors Miss Universe Tour of Africa

Woman of Beauty and Substance: Miss Universe, Leila Lopes