Two Minutes With…Natalie Aidoo-Davies

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Name?  Natalie Aidoo-Davies

Age?  20

Where are you from?  Ghana

What do you do?  Full-time student at Middlesex University

Any special hobbies/talents/interests?  I love to cook and organise events.

As a young person what is the worst and the best thing about living where you live? 

The best thing about where I live is the fact it is central to most destinations.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why?

Switzerland, because their economy is on the right track to success.

If you had to swap bodies with any historical/political figure, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Rosa Parks because she changed a generation.

If you had to invite 3 people, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would they be?

Mali Music, Francis Chan and Michelle Obama.

What is your favourite form of art? Do you find art to be relevant to society today?

Dance and Drama. Yes there is a relevance because these forms contribute to the economy in this country.

Are there any issues concerning young people that you feel are not getting enough attention?

Unemployment is a huge problem that needs to be sorted.

As a young person, what is your perception of the actions and values of the prominent politicians of your country? Do you feel there are many aspects of the current political life that need to be changed?

As a young person I feel that politicians are fooling aroung, they are messing with the education system, having cutbacks on certain programmes. I am glad I am nearly out of the education system because it is really getting worse, the changes made aren’t doing any good to be honest.

Do you feel a person’s identity is defined by their nationality and culture? If so, why?

Culture, because you can grow up in any type of nationality, but if your parents bring you up into their culture that is what will shape the values and beliefs you will have.

If you could change any negative perception of young people today, what would it be?

I will change their ignorance.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Becoming President of Bright Futures Society at my university.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? 

I have either just finished my accounting qualification or the next rank of my career.

Who or what inspires you?

My friends, and the determination they have.

What advice would you give to those wanting to volunteer or contribute to society in some way?

Go for it! If you have ideas on how you can make society better, then do it.

How would you define happiness in a few words? 

Inner peace.

Lastly describe yourself in three words.

Determined, outgoing and lovely.

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