Sierra Leone
Abdulai was convinced by a friend of better opportunities in Algeria, which will enable him to raise sufficient resources to travel to Europe. However, Algeria proved to be a difficult place and faced severe hardship, including imprisonment, before IOM helped him return home.
Abdulai attended Christ the King College in Bo where he attained a high school education. He is a community teacher and engages in business activities and likes to play football.

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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