The Gambia
Ansumana was born in the Central River Region. He enjoys helping his father working at the farm. He is presently engaged in his business of selling secondhand clothing.
Ansumana used to support his father at the farm during the rainy season before he embarked on the 'Backway' in 2015. Since his return, he has been engaged in business to support himself and his family. He hopes to expand his business so that he can employ fellow young people and wants to encourage youth to engage in meaningful development.

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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