Abraham
Liberia
Abraham is one of the IOM AVRR beneficiaries who returned in 2019. He is now a motorcyclist with the assistance of the IOM Reintegration Programme. He is determined and hardworking. He is now one of the MaM volunteers.
Abraham was born on December 4, 1994, in Montserrado County. His parents hailed from the North of Liberia, Lofa County. He dropped out of school because his parents were unable to pay his tuition. He is single with one child. He left Liberia in 2018 with the intent to reach Algeria to work and support his family back home.

Because of the difficulty that he experienced in Algeria, he decided to return in 2019. He was assisted by IOM Niger to return and reintegrate in 2019. He completed vocational training as a heavy-duty driver with the help of IOM reintegration assistance. And also used a portion of his reintegration assistance to purchase a moto-bike which he is using to support his family.

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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