If you are looking for a story of innovation, creativity and resilience, look no further than Vidiol Tsague. He is a young boy from Bamenda, Cameroon, who has been making his own planes and drones from local materials since he was 10 years old.
Vidiol loves aviation and engineering. He was fascinated by planes flying over his house when he was a kid. He started with paper planes and then progressed to more advanced models. He uses wood, metal, plastic and cardboard to create his prototypes, which he tests in the streets of his city.
“I want to study engineering to be able to manufacture a real airplane that can fly long distances with humans aboard” – Vidiol Tsague on Twitter
Vidiol had to drop out of school in 2017 because of the ongoing conflict in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, where he lives. But he did not let that stop him from pursuing his passion. He taught himself everything he knows about engineering and aviation from books, videos and online tutorials.
Vidiol has attracted a lot of attention from the media, both local and international, as well as some government officials who have promised to support him. He has also received invitations from several universities and institutions that want to help him further his education and skills.
Vidiol’s achievements are impressive because he has faced many challenges and obstacles in his life. He has dealt with poverty, violence, lack of resources and formal education, but he has also shown courage, determination and perseverance. He is an inspiration to many young people in Cameroon and beyond who want to make a difference in the world.
Cameroon has a low number of engineers and a low ranking on the Global Innovation Index, which measures the innovation performance of countries. Vidiol’s inventions are therefore a valuable contribution to the development of science, technology and innovation in Cameroon.
Vidiol’s dream is to build a real passenger plane that can fly long distances with humans aboard. He also wants to create drones that can be used for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering medical supplies or monitoring environmental issues. He believes that his inventions can help solve some of the problems that his country and continent face.
He says he hopes to become a professional engineer and pilot someday, and to create his own company that produces planes and drones. He says he also wants to inspire other young people to pursue their dreams and passions.
“I want to show them that nothing is impossible, that they can do anything they want if they work hard and believe in themselves,” he says.
Vidiol Tsague is a young genius who deserves to be celebrated for his talent, vision and impact. He is proof that nothing is impossible when you have a dream and work hard to make it come true.
In other related news showcasing Cameroons genius innovators, Meet William Elong, the genius behind the first-ever drone made in Cameroon.
At the age of 26, William Elong achieved a remarkable feat: he launched the first drone made in Cameroon. Elong is the founder and CEO of Will & Brothers, a company that offers drone technology and artificial intelligence solutions for various sectors in Africa.
Elong’s journey as an innovator began when he was 11 years old and learned how to code. By 15, he had developed his first mobile app. He then pursued his studies in France, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration at 18 and a master’s degree in economic intelligence at 20. He also studied strategy and innovation at Stanford University in the US. Continue reading here