Lamin
The Gambia
Lamin finds joy in driving. Even as a young kid, Lamin always wanted to be a driver. When he is not on the road, Lamin enjoys being around his friends.
In September 2014, Lamin Korita traveled through the 'Backway' to reach Europe. He returned in April 2017 and joined his colleagues to form a returnee-led association called Youths Against Irregular Migration (YAIM). As a founding member, Lamin participated in numerous awareness-raising activities staged by his association. His abilities to sing, dance and act are key skill sets that he uses to reach out to the youth. Lamin has since bought a car, which he is now using for his taxi business.

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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