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Sierra Leone - Dauda

Sierra Leone
Dauda left in 2016 with the aim of reaching Spain. He traveled through Guinea, Mali, and ended up in a jail in Mauritania. He spent some time in Mali raising money for his trip. He and his party were caught in Mauritania and imprisoned for a month. All his possessions including his money were confiscated by the authorities.
Dauda was educated at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in Freetown. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (General) degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Dauda is now a teacher, social worker and has a lot of experience in community advocacy and sensitization on various issues. Dauda has a very good interpersonal skill and he is a good team player.

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.