Amadu
Sierra Leone
Amadu started his journey with the aim of heading to Europe. He experienced immense hardship en route, was tortured and imprisoned in Libya. He left Libya for Algeria where he met IOM before he was repatriated back to his country.
Amadu attended the Government Senior Secondary School Kenema in Kenema and now a second-year student at the Njala University in Bo. Amadu has participated in advocacy activities on irregular migration. He aspires to become a medical practitioner. He likes physical exercise outside his study and advocacy activities.

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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