The plane-builder of South Sudan

George Mel

George Mel

Meet George Mel, the 23-year-old South Sudanese who built a plane in his back yard, amidst fighting and shooting close to his home. Mel, who is now employed by the South Sudan Air Force dreams of studying Aeronautical Engineering, aiming to one day develop a farming drone to spray crops as well as design and build full-size planes.

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The Last Immigrant is about writing - writing all about journeys, passion, perception(s). It is about leaving home and travelling beyond, over the seas and above the horizons; of experiences in the foreign and the unknown. Of my view, her view, their view, our views. An enthusiast reader of books, fiction and non-fiction alike, books and stories have been an integral part of my life from the time I was about 8 years old. My passion for literature accompanied me all my life through school and university. With me, you can discuss books from all eras and genres, be it the classics, post-colonial, Victorian, Comedy, Tragedy, Contemporary etc. I don’t limit myself in the world of books. My preferences are the Novel and Short story, but bring on Drama or poetry and I will give it a go. I will be sharing a lot about books in this blog. Books I have read, my take on them, recommendations from me, friends etc. You can follow me on Book Read to see what I am currently reading. I sometimes write short stories and poetry. I will be sharing some of my stories on this blog. Being a mom of 2 teenagers, it is difficult to delve full time into writing; but I try as best as I can to create time for this alongside juggling family and work life. Hope you enjoy the stories. Sports, oh boy, don’t I love sports. I am an avid lover of tennis, football and Formula 1. My favourite tennis players happen to be Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. I will go sleepless nights singing praises for my beloved FC Bayern München. In car racing, no one drives a car like Lewis Hamilton. You will be getting my take on these great athletes and many others on these pages. Travelling happen to be one of my hobbies as well. I will try and share with you some of the interesting places I go to with a literary twist to it. All in all, you will be getting just about anything that ticks Mbole. I hope you enjoy the blog and please leave comments and notes. Have a pleasant ride in The Last Immigrant’s world and thoughts. Thank you for passing by. Mbole D Nnane The Last Immigrant.

Posted on February 16, 2015, in Features/Essays/Articles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Great Job George Mel. I love your initiative especially your creation of a research center.
    Good job, keep up.

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  2. Very inspiring story! When a person has talent and is a genius like Mel regardless of any obstacles encountered in life, if you are destined for success, success will come knocking at your door and this young man will be picked up soon and sent to a top school as being able to build a plane from nothing is more than genius! Thanks for sharing this story!

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  3. A genius indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. FABA Love when Africans create and show innovation….solutions for aMAfrica by Africans.

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  5. This is the real Engineer…Ingenuity from limited resources..This is creativity and ingenuity at its best. George is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.This is a great FABA (For Africans by Africans) story!

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  6. Arrey - Echi

    Sheer ingenuity! Africa sure needs more like him.
    FABA? Interesting one I learnt double today. Thanks for sharing.


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