Hector
Liberia
Hector is one of the IOM beneficiaries who returned in 2018. He lived in one of Liberia’s slum communities in the nation’s capital Monrovia. He used his reintegration assistance to obtain computer education. He is a young man who is willing to learn new things and share his story.
Hector is a high school graduate and has computer knowledge thanks to IOM reintegration assistance. He left Liberia with the expectation to reach Algeria to play football at a professional level and support his mother and siblings back home. He decided to return due to the suffering he underwent in Mali at the hands of criminals. He was assisted by IOM under the AVRR program to return in 2018 from IOM Mali.

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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