The burning desire of a young Cameroonian to effect positive change in Africa
Growing up in Bomaka, Cameroon, Michael was privileged to have a father who worked in the USA who traveled back home on a regular basis (thus twice a year) to his family in Cameroon. When Mike’s father realized the opportunities that were available in the States, he decided to take his entire family to the USA where he felt they will receive a better education. It was while in the States that young Mike started realizing how vast an opportunity his life in the USA presented him. This made him strongly want to make the friends and family he left behind in Cameroon have a feel of this opportunity as well.
This great desire coupled with inspiration from people like Mother Teresa and Dr Martin Luther King Jr fueled him to believe that it doesn’t matter where you come from, be you rich, poor, homeless or whatever class you find yourself at in life, almost all of us want to be of help especially to those we love and care about. Mike says Dr King Jr thought him that when you have a dream or a goal, you have to be the leader and you have to strive to make a difference because no one else will achieve your goals for you. Based on this, Michael strongly feels he must not take opportunities for granted because he is inspired by people from his past whose deeds have guided him into his present. This is why he is working tirelessly to create a better future not just for his friends and family in Cameroon, but for the less fortunate in Africa and all over the world.