Displaced Cameroonian teen inspires with handmade toys
02 October 2019 | 6:00 am
When he's not in school, Chi Blaise Awa can be found on the streets of Douala, showing off his latest creations. The self-taught toymaker, who fled violence in his hometown, says he wants to make other displaced children smile.
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