Mr uShaka vies for new title

2016-08-02 06:00
 Photo: supplied Ashley Eddy with one of the panty packs distributed to schools by Project Dignity.

Photo: supplied Ashley Eddy with one of the panty packs distributed to schools by Project Dignity.

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HILLCREST resident, Ashley Eddy, who recently took the Mr uShaka 2016 title, is also in the running for the title of Mister South Africa 2016.

Having made it to top 25, 28-year-old Eddy, a mechanical and electrical engineer is taking part in a 30-day challenge set by the organisers of Mr SA, which sees him performing random acts of kindness.

Some of the acts included escorting individuals without an umbrella in the rain, to their car, assisting charity organisations, including Project Dignity, by delivering motivational speeches to school girls and handing them panty packs, encouraging them to stay in school despite the changes to their bodies, visiting and donating time to abandoned babies at The Baby Home, as well as helping with physical labour at some companies, among other “duties”.

Eddy said the reason he chose to take part in the Mr SA competition was his passion for children and the education for children.

“I always dreamt of giving back to my old primary school in South Beach, Durban. It is a government school and has battled for many years financially.

“I would love to financially assist the school to upgrade their facilities and donate school clothing, school shoes and educational tools to improve pupils and teachers’ personal development and educational abilities.”

One of his dreams came true recently when he built an organic garden for the school so that the pupils gain valuable lessons about how to be self-sustainable.

“I also work closely with woman's rights and equality organisations that focus on the education and caring of children and woman.
“I am very passionate about this movement as education is one of the most powerful tools, and each child and individual should be educated and treated as an equal in society.

“I want to assist in not only changing people’s lives, but helping them change theirs in a constructive, healthy and positive way that will benefit them as an individual and the community.”

With so much respect and love for his country­ , Eddy hopes to one day make his dream come true. Becoming Mr South Africa and the first to represent Durban would fulfill this dream.
Every vote counts towards getting him to the top spot.

Vote for Eddy by SMSing
‘MrSA002’ to 47439. SMS charged at R3.

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