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Leaving footprints of love, friendship and support

Miss Earth South Africa 2016 semi-finalist, Luré Delport, likes leaving her footprints of love, friendship and support upon those she meets.

“I want to show people that I can make a sustainable difference. I admire beautiful nature and I am an adventurous person who loves the outdoors,” she said.

The 26-year-old, from Boksburg, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Education, as well as her Honours in Learner Support at the University of Potchefstroom.

She describes herself as an extremely driven person, with a deep love for education.

“Education is my hobby and my passion,” she said and, in the same breath, added that she would love to empower all children, especially vulnerable children.

“Nelson Mandela’s valuable words reads: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. Therefore this is my goal: to share knowledge and to create opportunities for the community through education.”

Luré is always ready for a challenge and enjoys the nature of South Africa.

Her other hobbies include reading and physical activities, such as running and hiking.

Delport lives by her life-motto: Only God knows when my windmill should turn. She also strongly believes she must never stop praying and keep on believing.

Why did you enter Miss Earth South Africa?

“In every challenge the opportunity lies to grow and to achieve more – not only for myself, but for all who are dear and close to me,” said Delport.

“I want to touch the lives of people with my positive attitude and love. I want to help people recognise their abilities, so they can create new opportunities for themselves.

“If I can get up with a smile, why can’t someone else get up with a smile, too?”

According to Deport, her life has changed extremely since she has been part of Miss Earth South Africa.

She has a love for education and the empowerment of all children, especially vulnerable children.
She has a love for education and the empowerment of all children, especially vulnerable children.

“I simply began to recognise how grateful I should be that I am a South African,” she explained.

”We should stand together as a country and as a community to preserve our beautiful country and Mother Earth.”

Delport also works closely with the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative.

* Miss Earth South Africa is a leadership programme that aims to empower

young South African women to make a sustainable difference in their

communities.

Miss Earth South Africa 2016 will be crowned in September.

 

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