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My full name is Amon Moce Rodolphe BAZONGO. I was born in 1990 in a small Attie town in the south-east of Ivory Coast named Akoupe. My mother, Amon Solange DJAMBRA, is also native of this region. A part of my early childhood was spent at Abidjan(at Treichville commune), largest city of the country.
My father, Herve BAZONGO, is from Burkina Faso. He studied Mathematics at the University of Abidjan and became later a high school teacher and also an Entrepreneur. But his projects did not go the way he wanted: after his ice cream store business, he decided to prepare his return to his home country (my country too). When I was 5~6, he took me to Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, to one of my cousine’s. After more than a year, he came back and we went to Bobo-Dioulasso (still in Burkina Faso). We went back to Ouagadougou 4 years later and this is when I had to take the Elementary School Certificate exam. From that time, I did not leave the capital city until my last year of high school.
I decided to study Electronics and I got admitted to Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso. My studies took only two years for an Associate degree. My desire to continue led me to a private graduate school in Ouagadougou for a bachelor’s level in Computer Networking and Telecommunications. A year later, the ping pong between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso ended: I had this great opportunity to leave Africa for Taiwan, in east Asia. I am currently a Computer Science student at National Chiao Tung University, one of the best institution of the island.