Ebrima
The Gambia
Hailing from the West Coast Region, Ebrima is passionate about his African heritage and enjoys reading African stories.
Motivated by peer influence, Ebrima left The Gambia for Libya in 2015 via Senegal, Mali, Burkina and Niger. He spent a little over a month on the journey and over a year in Libya before he returned in 2017. Upon return, he started working at his grocery shop. He later left the management of the shop to his wife and joined a construction company to broaden the scope of his earnings.

He is a member of Youths Against Irregular Migration and has participated in a host of awareness-raising activities on migration across the country. He joined MaM because he believes he could add value to its objectives to sensitize the youth 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.

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