A sixteen-year-old engineering apprentice has explored his talent for building miniature bulldozers from recycled materials.
The young lad hails from Cameroon and goes by the name Awa Bless Chi. He had left his country due to the crisis and found home in Douala. His creativity is fascinating and generates pleasure in his fans and passers by, as they enjoy watching him ‘‘cruise” in his bulldozer or a miniature tank which he made from recycled materials.
Despite his enthusiasm towards creating the miniature machines, his biggest dream is to go back to school and continue his education.
Due to the country’s economic capital, the sixteen-year-old engineer got cardboard remains, plywood pieces, bamboo pieces, and a little scrap metal. He then assembles the materials carefully to make small machines he branded “Chi Style”.
He sets the materials in motion and connects them with electrical cables, to batteries.
On a side street in Nkoulouloun, the young prodigy sets up his works for a small demonstration, and a crowd of curious people gathers around him immediately.
Applause accompanied the demonstration as this fascinates his audience, while some donated money to him as a form of encouragement.
However, the teenager also wants to sensitize his classmates through his work and urged them not to forget their dreams.