The Gambia
Musa's dream in life is to become a successful businessman. Before leaving the country, he worked under his uncle's water packaging company and has a separate shop where he sells construction materials.
Like many other returnees, Musa embarked on the 'backway' journey to find a better job. He started his journey in October 2015 and, while in Libya, faced a lot of challenges. He returned to The Gambia in April 2017 and, with his fellow returnees, is now operating a poultry farm. He is part of the management of this farm and has ample experience in sensitization and mobilization.

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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