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The Gambia - Fatou

Fatou
La Gambie
Aged 25, Fatou describes herself as hardworking, easy to interact with and wants to make a difference.
Fatou traveled to Libya in 2015 via Senegal, Mali, Niger and Libya. She had a little over a year and a half in Tripoli. She returned to The Gambia in 2017 and studied hairdressing, which she has been into since her return. She has participated in awareness-raising activities across the country with Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAIM).

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.