Cameroonian Boy Builds Toys

Greetings All,

In the midst of a 24/7, 365 days of the year news cycle of negativity, it’s always nice to come across something that makes you smile. Well, I saw something today that made me do just that and had to share it with you all. The following information comes out of Africa News.

Chi Blaise, a 17-year-old Cameroonian teenager, taught himself how to build remote-controlled toys. He exhibits his toys on the streets of Douala, and depending on the availability of materials, it takes him between a week to two months to finish a project. Blaise advised the following:

“I get some of the material in dust bins, in scraps, radio and deck (DVD player) because I don’t have money to get the right ones so I decided to work for some dust bin and get the scrap deck, scrap radio and I pick cartons and some plywoods to combine them in my own way to have what I want like to have the caterpillar machine.”

Locals in the area stated the following:

“This talent is really that of a genius. I really like this because when we were in school as kids, we thought of things like this as a miracle. We thought it was skills and secrets that belongs solely to white people but I see that in Cameroon we can industrialize.”

Reading about this young soldier changed my whole mood. This is proof that we all have an extraordinary talent we can use, regardless of our situation. If you’d like to read the full article, click here. Any comments or questions, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…


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