Nickta Jowhari has been recognized by the organization as “one of the youngest, highly educated national finalists with the strongest platform.” She has been rewarded by being asked to accompany this year’s Miss Universe Canada on a humanitarian trip to Nicaragua
Miss Universe Canada 2014 Top 20 National Finalist, Nickta Jowhari has done it all and then some. Nickta has been described by the organization as “one of the youngest, highly educated national finalists with the strongest platform to have ever competed and placed this far on her first grand appearance.” After competing for the prestigious national title on May 24th, 2014, she placed among the Top 3 for the Humanitarian Award. Regardless of being the first runner up for this award, the Miss Universe Canada organization recognized her strong efforts and genuine passion towards raising awareness and funds in her community. She has been rewarded by being asked to accompany Miss Universe Canada 2014 on her ongoing media appearances and humanitarian trip to Nicaragua from June 19th to July 1st, 2014.
This is “a dream come true” for Ms. Jowhari as “she will have the opportunity to visit the two none for profit organizations ‘Operation Smile’ and ‘SOS Children’s Villages’ mission camps all across Nicaragua. Nickta will be conducting the pre-surgical screening evaluation in the city of Esteli on Friday June 20th, followed by assisting in the operation room for the entire day on June 21st.
“The most gratifying moment for me will be seeing the reaction on a child’s face who just underwent surgery. I don’t think either of our lives will ever be the same again,” says Ms. Jowhari.
As part of her bid for this year’s Miss Universe Canada, Nickta organized and hosted a charity gala at Shiraz Restaurant for Operation Smile on Friday, May 2nd. And generous donation from her sponsor Blackberry for SOS Children’s Villages totaled over thirteen thousand dollars.
“I owe everything to my parents and especially my mother. Her strength and self-sacrificing nature is the backbone to my successful humanitarian work. She’s always trying to find new ways to lend a helping hand,” states Ms. Jowhari.
Nickta’s mother, Homeira Jowhari, has also generously purchased several hundreds of toothbrushes, flosses and other hygiene care products. Nickta will be giving out these hygiene care kits to both the patients and their families in the impoverished cities she’ll be visiting in the upcoming week in order to prevent an oral infection from occurring after surgery.
“I also would like to recognize the Iranian-Canadian community for their belief in me. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we passionately support one another in our pursuits. This is a positive trend that I would like to see continued in the future.”
Nickta will spend the remainder of her trip traveling to the SOS Children’s villages, schools, and retirement homes in the cities of Managua, Subtiava, Leon, Chichigalpa and Rivas. She will be spending time assisting in day to day school activities with the orphans and their mothers. The team will also be installing a new computer lab and take part in teaching the children basic typing skills.
Nickta will also be on air on South American television channels 2, 13, El Nuevo Diario, and La Prensa throughout the week promoting the importance of humanitarian work. She will also take part in a fashion show in Galerias Santo Domingo, in hopes of raising additional funds for the two charities.