Madou
The Gambia
Madou's vision is to establish a reputable company that employs many young people. He is a natural sportsman and loves gardening.
In April 2016, Madou left the shores of the country in search of greener pastures, after seeing his friends embark on the 'Backway' journey. However, his journey was full of difficult circumstances. He returned to The Gambia in June 2017 and returned to school to complete his education. He is now studying electrical installation at the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI).

Madou has started executing contracts of electrical installation at a small scale and intends to start his business and formally register it when he completes his tertiary education. Madou is the Assistant Secretary-General of Youths Against Irregular Migration (YAIM) and has contributed immensely in the formulation and execution of the association's programs.

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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