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Sierra Leone - Sheku

Sierra Leone
Sheku left for Europe but was sold on multiple occasions by human traffickers before they even arrived in Libya. He was imprisoned several times in and attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea. He was captured by the Libyan security forces and placed in a deportation camp.
Sheku attended the Government Technical Secondary School in Freetown. He was unable to complete his high school education and decided to go into business. Sheku is currently a musician and fashion star. He likes playing football and is a generous and friendly person.

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.