The Gambia
Originating from Nema, Kanifing Municipality, Nancy is currently supporting her mom in running a business. She is very focused and committed to youth-related initiatives.
Though not a returnee herself, Nancy joined the Gambia Returnee the Backway (GRB) and once served as its Secretary-General. She joined the group due to her passion for empowering her fellow youth, especially females, and raising awareness of irregular migration. She learned a lot from spending time with the association about the dangers and risks of irregular migration. She took part in many awareness-raising activities conducted by GRB and is passionate about learning more.

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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