Tijan
The Gambia
Tijan is a young Gambian born in Sangajorol, Foni. He studied electrical installation and is now doing it as a profession. Tijan loving supporting his colleagues and family when they are in need.
Tijan traveled to Libya in April 2015. After spending one year on the journey, he was doing various work to sustain himself. He returned to The Gambia in 2017 and has been practicing electrical installation. He hopes to open his own electrical company one day to employ his fellow young people. He enjoys raising awareness on available opportunities for young people in The Gambia.

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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