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The Gambia
Adama is hardworking young man who likes innovation and sharing ideas with others. He enjoys playing football and other physical exercise activities.
Adama traveled to Libya in November 2016 with the aim of reaching Europe. He spent six months in Tripoli before returning to The Gambia in mid-2017. Upon his return, he went back to his previous enterprise, tailoring. He participated in awareness campaigns as a member of Gambian Returnees from the Backway (GRB). He thinks it is important to reach out to young people across the country and share his story.

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.