Photo: Eden Oulatar Thomas
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.