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The Gambia
Alhagie believes in hard work to make it in life. He likes watching news on TV, radio and listening to music sometimes. He likes playing football, especially at the beach.
Alhagie believes his journey to and experiences in Libya have changed him. It is through this that he now believes he can make it in The Gambia. Since his return, he has led many awareness raising initiatives as part of Gambia Returnees from the Backway (GRB) and is convinced he can help sensitize young people/potential migrants on alternatives to irregular migration.

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.