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Alex is a young Liberia commercial motorcyclist who believed he will one day become an importer of moto-bike in Liberia. Alex returned to Liberia in 2020 from Niger with the assistance of IOM. He used his reintegration assistance to purchase a motor bike which he is using to manage his life.
Alex B. Kollie was born on April 4, 1992 in Phebe, Bong County Central Liberia. He is from the Kpelleh tribe. He is a Christian and a father of two children. Alex dropped out of school because his parent were unable to continue payment of his fees at school. He migrated from Bong County to Monrovia, Montserrado County where to find a job and continue his education. But life became difficult with no one to assist him. with advice from a friend, Alex decided to travel to Algeria where he was told that a job was waiting for him. Alex left his children mother and left for Algeria with high expectation of making enough money to support him and his family. Upon reaching Algeria after a difficult and risky journey which he was prepared for, Alex realized that all that he was about Algeria and the journey was a lie. He decided to return after many months of suffering trying to fine food and accommodation.

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.