The Gambia
Buba is from Basse, Upper River Region and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of Gambia Returnees from the "Backway" (GRB). He works with fellow returnees at a farm and also works as a taxi driver.
Buba embarked on the journey to Libya in 2016 with the intention of reaching Europe. However, he faced a lot of hardship on the journey and in Libya. Upon his return to The Gambia in April 2017, Buba immediately enrolled to study electrical installation and is currently working as a taxi driver. Buba is an executive member of the Gambia Returnees from the Backway (GRB) and has participated in many awareness-raising activities in different formats.

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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