Lamin
The Gambia
Passionate about sports, Lamin is a staunch fan of European football and spends his leisure time watching football matches and chatting with friends.
After finishing high school in 2015, Lamin could not find any training or employment opportunity for a year. He decided to start his migration journey in 2015 but returned in January 2020 to start a cement selling business. Lamin is now studying shirt-printing at YMCA and looks forward to starting a printing company after his graduation.

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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