Ashura Batungwanayo

student @ University of KwaZulu Natal
169 karmaJoined Pursuing an undergraduate degree3201, South Africa



Greetings! I am Ashura Batungwanayo, a dedicated student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, hailing from the vibrant landscapes of South Africa. With a heart deeply aligned with the principles of effective altruism, I am passionately committed to exploring pathways that lead to positive, sustainable change within my community and beyond.

Embracing the spirit of ubuntu, I find inspiration in our shared humanity and interconnectedness. The challenges faced by our communities are not abstract to me; they are the very realities that shape our lives and aspirations. I firmly believe that the privilege of education comes with a profound responsibility to channel our knowledge and resources towards addressing pressing issues, in the pursuit of a brighter future for all.

My engagement with effective altruism is more than a pursuit; it's a calling. By immersing myself in the principles of Global Health & Development (GH&D), I am driven to bridge the gap between empathy and action, to transform lives and uplift communities. 

Feel free to connect, collaborate, and share insights on this remarkable journey towards effective altruism!


Thank you for sharing your valuable perspective. Your insights shed light on the importance of cultural context in shaping priorities within EA. It's crucial for EA to be adaptive and inclusive, listening to the voices and concerns of diverse regions like Africa rather than prescribing priorities from afar. Financial contributions to the EA funding pool are one aspect, but the movement's true strength lies in its ability to engage with and learn from a global community with different perspectives and needs.