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The Gambia
Hatab Touray is a carpenter by profession and currently works with Atlantic Coast Hotel as a Bar Manager. He likes swimming and listening to music.
Hatab embarked on the 'backway' in April 2014 and returned home exactly three years later. Before leaving, Hatab was going to school while practicing carpentry, a trade he mastered. Upon his return, he teamed up with fellow returnees to start a poultry farm. Hatab returned to school and studied Information Technology and Business Management. He now works at a hotel as a Bar Manager. Hatab is the Public Relations Officer of the Gambia Returnees from Backway (GRB).

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.