Sirra
The Gambia
Born in Brufut, Sirra worked at a company where she saved some money to leave the country. Since her return, she has been engaged in business with her friend.
Sirra was hoping to expand her business when she decided to make it Europe, influenced by a friend who had embarked on the same journey. After being stranded in Libya, she returned home in 2017. She resumed her business, buying clothes from Senegal and selling them in The Gambia. She has participated in many awareness-raising activities through radio programs, caravans, attaya sessions, and school outreach. She enjoys sharing her story through community engagement initiatives.

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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