The Gambia
Lamin is a 31-year-old returnee. He is passionate about poultry and, since his return to The Gambia, he has been actively engaged in poultry and sensitization activities with his fellow returnees.
Lamin's migrated irregularly in November 2015 after dropping out of school and having difficulty finding a job. After returning to The Gambia in 2017. Lamin established a poultry farm with his fellow returnees. He is part of the farm management team and takes part in several sensitization activities organized by 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.

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