The Gambia
Pa Malick is a driver by profession, works hard in his business and loves watching and playing football.
Pa Malick embarked on the 'backway' journey in October 2015 to support his family. Due to the hardships faced along the journey, he returned to The Gambia in 2017 and opted to join the collective poultry reintegration project with the Gambia Returnees from The Backway (GRB). Currently working at the farm, he believes returnees are not failures and can make it in The Gambia. He has participated in many awareness-raising campaigns nationwide.

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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