Demba
The Gambia
Hailing from Sukuta, Demba was a student before leaving the country. He is a very intelligent and hardworking lad.
Demba left The Gambia for Libya, a journey he describes as full of hardship, especially in the desert. After returning to The Gambia, he opened a tailoring workshop where today he employs two young people. Demba has participated in many of IOM's radio programs and other awareness-raising activities.

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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