keen observer wrote:Doctor No wrote:Akokora Gyeene wrote:Doctor No wrote:Akokora Gyeene wrote:Doctor No wrote:Akokora Gyeene wrote:Doctor No wrote:Dekosman wrote:So What? And who cares?
This is nothing new?
Allow them to try their luck in Europe.....
They might win Gold in Car washing
Silver in Office cleaning (apra-pra)
and maybe Bronze in trolley pushing at Tesco!!
You think they don't know that before they defected? The conditions in Cameroon are worse for them.
It's not always true that it is worse for them back home. Some fall in love with the romanticized propaganda of what the Europe/America of easy lifestyle and dream jobs and unimpeded access to opportunity and fulfillment of dreams. This is not always the case, no where cool ooo
Biya has destroyed their country and rendered them hopeless and they are willing to try their luck and sacrifice somewhere else. I don't blame them. Good luck to them...with hard work and vision where ever they go, who knows what they will become...some could be Pharmacists or Doctors as there are many Cameroonians I know who are doctors and pharmacists today. They deserve an opportunity, an opportunity denied them by the nefarious Paul Biya.
Didn't you take your chance by coming to the west as well?
Mind you many of these athletes typically don't have the strongest educational background. I generally agree with you but it's not always going to be better elsewhere. Like I said, there are doctors/pharmacist etc back home as well. Without documents in the west its going to be a long road ahead...but I agree with you generally that if its worse for you individually you should go but I just want to recognize that sometimes Europe/America can be just as bad if not worse.
With time they can apply for legal status just like everyone else did either by marrying a citizen of their host country or by immigration lottery. Don't underestimate the determination of human being. You don't know their educational background to say these athletes don't have a solid foundation. You are writing them off too soon. I will encourage anyone that have the drive and determination to excel to go anywhere in the world to get whatever he/she desires. People are making it somewhere else and they should try their luck as well. Ultimately, they are seeking to make the lives of themselves and the ones dear to them better. I respect that. We are/were all immigrants at some point in our host countries.
One of my friends has been in britain for over 15 years without papers. I know many in the US as well living here for ages without documents...doing menial jobs, barely surviving, living in crowded apartments from paycheck to paycheck.
But you haven't mentioned those who have made it out of that difficult situation and excelled. In every bad situation, something good comes out of it. Who knows what tomorrow holds for your friends who's been here for 15 years? A little thinking here and there could change his situation around. People spend 30 years without anything and still not giving up hope...
His friend would probably be selling dog chains in Ghana.
Wrong, the guy was an electrician in Ghana. He was working with some British guys who game him an invitation to meet their company leaders and party and he decided to bounce....