The Miss West Africa Sao Tome contestants have been involved in various activities all in preparation towards the final event. The girls are been coached and mentored to be strong women. In one of their visits, they made a trip to the National Institute for Promotion of Equality and Gender (Sao Tome e Principe), where they interacted with executives and listened to talks by the director as they contributed to the course. Pageant has been a way for women to also express themselves and not show just their outward beauty but intelligence as well, Miss West African contestants are well groomed to tackle all societal issues so should they find themselves in the real world they can help solve some of these issues with the knowledge gained during the pageant.