The Gambia
Originating from Brikama, West Coast Region, Sulayman has concentrated on his business the past few years.
Sulayman embarked on the 'backway' journey in 2015 after a relative had gone before him. He faced a lot of hardship in Libya before returning to The Gambia in 2018. He opened a cement shop and is doing very well in his business. He hopes to expand the business soon.

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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