Miss Ballito is a Zimbali Fund Raising Initiative to empower young women, raise funds for charity, and uplift the less fortunate in our community. For years we have been trying to do away with the stigma attached to beauty pageants and therefore our Miss Ballito needs to have a heart for the community, be prepared to go the extra mile for those in need, and to have a driving desire to pay it forward.
The 12 finalists undergo a 3 to the 4-month program which includes life coaching, community projects, fundraising, interviews, and photoshoots with professional and inspirational mentors. A life-changing journey of growth and motivation to encourage our youth to be the change we so desperately need.
Since its inception in 2011, we have raised over R700 000 for the North Coast Courier Orphan Fund, Summerhill House, Briteyes, schools, and various other charities.
This is an annual event that starts in January and ends in the crowning evening in July. We encourage businesses to get involved in the form of sponsorships or donations, help us to empower our youth and make a difference.