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The Gambia
Abubacarr describes himself as nice, caring and hardworking. He is a passionate fan and player of football. He enjoys listening to music, especially if he is relaxing.
Abubacarr first traveled to Morocco through Mauritania in November 2014. In August 2015, he then traveled to Libya through Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. He returned to The Gambia in 2017. He was initially not doing much when he first came back, but he now works at the poultry farm set up by fellow members of Gambia Returnees from the Backway (GRB). He participated in some sensitization campaigns as a member of GRB. He has great passion in raising awareness on the dangers of irregular migration and believes MaM is a great opportunity to showcase this passion.

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.