Alimamy
Sierra Leone
Alimamy left with a group of more than 40 people. He lost more than half of his party as they were captured, imprisoned, enslaved, and traded. They attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea, but the boat capsized. He was imprisoned by the Libyan authorities before he was repatriated to Sierra Leone.
Alimamy attended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in Freetown. He is currently pursuing a university education.

Alimamy is a volunteer at Advocacy Network Against Irregular Migration, where he helps to counsel his colleagues, especially new returnees. Outside his professional work, Alimamy plays football and he has good interpersonal communication skills.

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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