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Voices | Chuks – Nigeria

In downtown Lagos 24-year old graduate Chuks can’t find a job – but he’s busy! Ever since childhood, he’s been inventing things. Then, some years ago, he got the idea of designing stuff to help other people’¦ Fellow students said he was just wasting time on his idea for a briquette-making/recycling machine – but it’s now widely used across rural Nigeria. We find Chuks hard at work in the heart of Lagos. He shows us his computer animated designs, and we film him with his welder, creating his latest dream machine. In a city where youth unemployment is still soaring, Chuks’ story shows that if you’ve got the determination and passion, you can begin to realize your dreams.

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