Rosamond
The Gambia
Rosamond is a young woman with self-confidence and belief. She is very hardworking, passionate about her business and is very creative in diversifying her products. She is an accountant by profession.
Due to family pressure, Rosamond embarked on the 'backway' before returning to The Gambia in 2018. Upon her return, she opened a grocery shop and now runs its successfully. She was also able to participate in a hospitality training program. Currently, she really enjoys what she is doing with her business and is encouraging young people to engage in entrepreneurship. She previously participated in many of IOM's radio programs.

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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