Mamina
The Gambia
Mamina is currently the chairperson of the Gambia Returnees from the Backway (GRB). Mamina has led many of GRB's awareness-raising activities, has good organizational skills and is influential among fellow returnees.
Mamina's migration journey was inspired by peer influence and the feeling that his business was not rewarding. He returned to The Gambia in April 2017 and established a poultry farm with fellow returnees. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Gambia Returnees from Backway (GRB) and envisioned strengthening a network of returnees that will be vibrant enough to influence the decisions of potential migrants.

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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