The Gambia
Muhammed is a tailor by profession. Apart from his work, Muhammed has an ardent passion for sports. He serves as a coach for a junior team in his community.
Muhammed is a professional tailor. His tailoring workshop was very popular and business was going well until an increase in taxation slashed his profits. This motivated him to leave his workshop behind and travel through the 'back way.' Muhammed returned to The Gambia in April 2017 and reopened his tailoring workshop, registering success. He is the Auditor-General of the Gambia Returnees from Backway (GRB), one of the country's leading returnee-led associations.

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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