Tidjani

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Photo: Eden Oulatar Thomas 

1,271 kmfrom home
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"I hope to restart my studies, and one day become a nurse to save lives."
Tidjani
Occupation: 
Student
Current Country: 
Chad
Country of Origin: 
Sudan

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TAKING HIS CHANCE

“I am originally from Kornon, a small town in Sudan. I abandoned my studies after level CM1, due to a lack of financial resources; my parents are from the countryside and their financial situation could not permit me to continue my education. Many of my friends spoke about the gold mines in Chad, so I thought to myself it would be good to at least take a chance. So, I crossed the border by foot to work in the mines. Despite the harsh conditions, I persevered because my future depended on it. 

After two weeks, the military arrived and told us we must disperse, and I returned empty-handed. Now, I hope to restart my studies, and one day become a nurse to save lives.”

This story is part of the "Beyond the Headlines: an Overview of Migration in Chad" publication.

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