Alagie
The Gambia
Alagie describes himself as a simple and ordinary person. He is hardworking and likes being on social media, especially Facebook, to see what news or issues are trending. He likes watching documentaries as well.
Alagie traveled to Libya in 2015 via Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo and Niger. He was in Libya for close to two years before returning to The Gambia in April 2017. He was previously into petty trading and is now running a grocery shop. He has done awareness-raising campaigns as a member of Youths Against Irregular Migration (YAIM). He wants to sensitize many young people on irregular migration by sharing his story with others.

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.

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