Orielia Egambaram – #BetterTogether at the SPAR Women’s Challenge

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Amidst a sea of 25’000 participants at the Supersport Park in Centurion, there was us, Team Earth – decked out in bright green ! The SPAR Women's Challenge is an annual event which brings together thousands of men and women annually in celebration of women's month. The hashtag for this [...]

Orielia Egambaram – An insightful day at the Living Planet Conference 2017

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The 2017 Living Planet Conference was held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on the 27th July 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was “What’s your junk status? #Waste2Wealth.” This years’ conference focused specifically on finding solutions to some of the most devastating issues that the environment is facing. [...]

Orielia Egambaram, CSIR and DST being more than a bunch of scientists

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On the 20th of July 2017, I partnered up with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) & The Department of Science and Technology (DST) at Diepsloot Combined School to heed the call by Nelson Mandela and do our bit to improve the lives of those around us. As a [...]

Orielia Egambaram; A weekend fit for a queen

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  From the 13th-15th of July 2017, the 24 regional Miss Earth finalists - a group that I am extremely honoured to be a part of - had the privilege of being hosted by Tsogo Sun and the Miss Earth Family at the Palazzo Hotel in Monte Casino, Johannesburg. From [...]

Orielia Egambarams’ green journey to promote ideas that work

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It’s crazy how time flies when one is having fun. It seems like just yesterday that I was nervously submitting my Miss Earth SA 2017 application form online. At the onset, I had no idea just how much my life would change from being a part of such an amazing [...]

Orielia Egambaram: Taking over SOS Mamelodi one manicure at a time

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“ There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it’s children “ – Nelson R. Mandela As the theme for this years’ Mandela Day is #ActionAgainstPoverty, it is important to reflect on who is most affected by poverty and all issues [...]

Orielia Egambaram – CHOC a block pampering

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As per the call of Mandela Day (18th of July), I chose to put service before self and volunteer some of my time at the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC) home which is located in Pretoria. CHOC is a foundation which was started in 1979 by Professor Lorna [...]

We, Orielia Egambaram & Nellmapius Primary, are the difference

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“It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.” I spent the better part of the morning of the 22nd of June with a phenomenal group of grades 6 and 7 learners from Nellmapius Primary School, situated in Extension 1 of Mamelodi, Pretoria. I [...]

Orielia Egambaram: Raising a generation of Earth Warriors in Soshanguve South

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Someone very dear to me repeatedly tells me that there is something to learn from every person that you cross paths with , regardless of their social standing and/or educational level. Never has this message been more apt than on the day I spent with selected learners from grades 10-12 [...]

Thupana Ramolesane-Generation Earth Assembly with Steve Tswete High School.

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On the 22nd May I visited Steve Tswete High School in Olievenhoutbosch, to speak to the Grade 8-12 on the Environmental awareness. “If you can’t clean your surrounding, then don’t make it dirty.”- The Fresh Quotes A freezing Monday morning 8am assembly starts with over a thousand learners and teachers [...]

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