Bluesky has come on board as the naming rights Sponsor for this year’s Miss Samoa Pageant and for that reason, this year’s pageant is called the “Bluesky Miss Samoa Pageant 2016”.
Country Manager of Bluesky Samoa, Alex Abraham said their naming rights sponsorship is worth $70,000tala of which a component is in cash and the rest in prizes for the pageant.
“We have been part of the Miss Samoa sponsorship for the last three or four years and this year we are very happy again with the association of the Samoa Events Incorporated who have taken the lead role in running this year’s event,” he said.
“Given that they’ve promised to deliver a lot to Bluesky in terms of our sponsorship, we have decided to go with them and up our sponsorship this year in support.”
Mr. Abraham challenged the girls to consider ICT as their careers.
“I think for us the Miss Samoa and we have also been key sponsor in other markets like American Samoa, Cook Islands that also hold similar events and we find this as a platform where we can empower the young ladies of Samoa especially where they gravitate towards the ICT area,” he said.
“In our organisation of 160 plus staff, we have a significant amount of female that represent our organisation but one thing I always say to my technical team is, we don’t have enough females in the technical team.
“So this is something I put out as a challenge to our ladies here and I don’t know what backgrounds you hold, but ICT is an area that you can definitely get in to.
“It is another area that can change the way Samoa can represent in the Pacific but also in the rest of the world.”
He wished them the best of luck and told them to showcase their talents.
“It takes a lot of courage to come here and stand before people and you have got some very good organisers and mothers who will groom you in the right Samoan way,” he said.
“[But] this is an opportunity for you to show your talents but the beauty that you show is more than just a look and fit but it is your culture and traditions and the way you carry yourselves. We wish you all the best.
“It takes a lot of strength and courage to come and stand here and represent your respective sponsors, your families and also your country.”
He also said that there is a promotion that will be drawn on the night of the pageant.
“We have got a Miss Popular Tausala which is a texting promotion that starts today so everyone, you can text in to the number 4000 and vote for the different Tausala that you think is the Miss Popular Tausala and we will reveal the winner of this promotion on the night of the event,”
Chairman of S.E.I. Laeimau Oketevi Savea acknowledged the support from Bluesky and its staff.
“Bluesky has contributed a lot into technological development and it is a tool that helps Samoa develop,” she said.
“It’s been an honour and privilege to have you on board again and assisting S.E.I. as you all know these events do cost money and having great sponsors is a big boost especially for this event.
“So it is really lovely for them to be our naming rights sponsor and we thank you very much.”