About Us

Pageant Overview

The Miss Gambia pageant and Girls for Gambia Inc., will present a stage for smart, astute and socially mindful women of the Gambian diaspora to not only parade their beautiful faces and personalities, but to also express their informed perspectives, exhibit their remarkable gifts and educational points of view. The winner of the pageant will be granted a scholarship and other awards to further their education.

People and culture

The Miss Gambia International Scholarship Pageant is not only dedicated to the growth and excellence of our pageant competitors but also to nurturing our staff and fostering a positive cultural environment. Through professional development opportunities and a diverse, inclusive atmosphere, we ensure that everyone involved in our organization can thrive and make a meaningful difference in the world.

We are strong believers in giving our employees a voice.

fatoumata bayo

Executive Director

Le'marqunita lowe

Pageant Coordinator

mariah kelli givens

Executive Producer

matharr bayo

Marketing Coordinator


The Miss Gambia International Scholarship pageant, program of Girls for Gambia, INC., is to empower young Gambian women to become leaders in their community and pioneers of change through education, mentorship and community service. We are dedicated to empowering young women by providing them with the opportunity to showcase their talents, intelligence, and beauty. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all participants and staff members.


  1. Foster Girls Education (by providing scholarships and mentorship)

  2. Build young Gambian women leaders (through education and mentorship)

  3. Global young Gambian/African women’s mentorship program

  4. Annual Gambian/African Women Conference