Ashley Mkudu

Swansea, United Kingdom

About Ashley

Bio

Keen student. Currently learning the art of listening more and speaking less.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Social netwoking, Research, Culture & Influence

An idea worth spreading

Pity doesn't solve problems, empowering people does.

I'm passionate about

Equal rights and debunking the whole "Africa needs charity" mindset.

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Comments & conversations

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Ashley Mkudu
Posted about 1 year ago
Can charity organisations and the media at large do a better job of showing 3rd world countries?
You don't have to make assumptions about what I was trying to achieve by that. If you want to know all you have to do is ask. You're conveniently ignoring the disrespect that was thrown my way just so you can make a point. Why didn't you also question his facts or the fact that they were off topic? Why would I want to attract pity when it's what I'm speaking against? Also I said if they WANT to help. It's an OPTION and I also did mention that we help ourselves didn't I? We're not weaklings waiting for the next donation we do a lot on our own and if you think having a tap installed in one village from your donations is what we need then you're mistaken. As with people what works for one doesn't necessarily work for others, so well done for all your achievements. We do have guns you traded those for the slaves remember and now we do manufacture our own, it's not even new technology really. It might help you to read up on African history with an open mind. Empathy is clearly a foreign concept to you so I'm going to end things here because you don't want to listen or help. You just want a fight and this was not even your fight. This was between Greg and I and it ended. So please do move on and thank you for the contributions.
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Ashley Mkudu
Posted about 1 year ago
Can charity organisations and the media at large do a better job of showing 3rd world countries?
I'd ask you to be a bit more respectful when speaking about this matter. It seems like you seek to attack me more than to give answers. All I'm saying is if people really want to help they should seek to empower and not use pity or just not help at all if it's too hard. We have our own local charities, we give to our own and help each other grow we really don't need to be the face of poverty all over and I've never received anything from a charity so I really can not speak about the benefits, it's something I only see on TV really. I'm from Southern and not West Africa so I really can't speak on slave trade and I really don't want to because that's not what this conversation is about, though I do know that slavery is not something new anywhere on earth and I know the history on it. I speak more for those of us who were colonised and if you think that 100 years of being ruled by someone who wasn't one of our own was not damaging then that's okay and I respect your opinion. We had our own way of life before everything but spears don't measure up to guns so it's not something we can go back to now that the system has a new norm so please give us time to learn then we can start growing. As I said my country is only 34 years old, just hold on we're getting there.
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Ashley Mkudu
Posted about 1 year ago
Can charity organisations and the media at large do a better job of showing 3rd world countries?
Thank you very much for the response and your kind words. It's a sad truth but it doesn't have to be that way. Think of first world charity campaigns. They show people in a more tasteful manner and they still manage to gather support as a result in the UK when you meet someone who's battling cancer you tell them to be strong when people meet me, they think I'm excited by seeing water that flows out of a tap. It's 2014 now, the only difference between us is our internet speeds and I really think something should be done. Thank you still :)