Richard
Liberia
Richard is one of the IOM AVRR migrants who returned in 2018 from Niger. He benefitted from IOM reintegration assistance which he used to establish a micro-business. He is a talented young man with great prospects for the future. He is an architectural designer.
Richard has a diploma in architectural and general building construction. He left Liberia when and decided to take the high-risk journey to Europe through Algeria and Libya. He decided to return when friends he was traveling and drowned in Libya.

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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