Victor Roussel, a VIE, Volontaire International en Entreprise (International Corporate Volunteer) at AGS Douala, together with other VIEs in Cameroon, completed the half-marathon of the Douala International Marathon on 27 October 2019.
The VIE programme enables young French graduates to go on a professional assignment in French companies and organisations around the world. The mission ranges from 6 to 24 months and is renewable once.
Business France in Douala invited the VIEs in Cameroon to take part in the Douala International Marathon. Participation in these types of events helps VIEs feel part of a community. They can share their experience and feel supported when facing various expatriation challenges.
The Douala International Marathon draws more and more enthusiasts every year and this year was no exception as thousands of runners flocked to the city to take part in the event. The race is an urban course that takes participants on a journey all over Douala, passing some of the most popular landmarks of the city.
VIEs participated in their personal capacities but showed great solidarity running together and encouraging each other along the way.