Photo: Minnamou Djoubsou Ezechiel
TO STUDY OUTSIDE OF YOUR COUNTRY
“ My name is Marie, a young Chadian originally from the department of la Kabbia, in Mayo-Kebbi Est. I am a student at the University in N’gaoundéré, Cameroon in the department of Law and a member of the national women’s football team, Sao of Chad.
When I arrived to N’gaoundéré, everything seemed complicated and it was very hard for me to integrate into the new society. It rained all the time in Cameroon, and if it was not for the fact that there were many ongoing strikes in the Universities in Chad, I would not have gone there to study.
Yet, I persevered for a few more months and eventually integrating became easier. I began to realize that I had the opportunity to discover a new country, a new city, and even new people, an experience that would be priceless for my personal development. I can say that today, thanks to my experience as a migrant, being a student studying in Cameroon, I have learned so many things, and built many new friendships.”
This story is part of the "Beyond the Headlines: an Overview of Migration in Chad" publication.