Leo moved to United World Colleges (UWC) Red Cross Nordic in Flekke, Norway from Douala, Cameroon in 2010. While in Flekke at UWC, he focused on social sciences. Two years after, he was granted a scholarship to pursue a bachelor degree of sciences in business administration at Bucknell University. Passionate about community development and Africa social dynamic in general, he went on to lead a social project in Zambia and to conduct both an individual and a group research project on social entrepreneurship. With encouragement from mentors and friends, Leo went on to assist a number of his professors with their research.
Although Leo did both his primary and secondary education in French, in 2010, at the beginning of his international education journey, he decided to put in all the required efforts to effectively communicate in English. In his free time, Leo loves running, playing soccer, or doing a wide variety of back-country activities. Grateful for the continual support he receives from family members, friends, and educators, he is now assisting one of his professor with her research by doing a one year fieldwork study in western Cameroon. Leo’s academic goal is to be a notable scholar in the field of international development with Africa as his region of interest.
The objective of this blog is to share some of the writings he did during his undergraduate academic experience. The writings are all connected to Africa, however they touch on a different set of topics; from social entrepreneurship to illicit financial flow, and from human security issues to economic development policies.