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Sierra Leone
Left his country with the desire to go to Europe but faced severe hardship and lost a female family member. Was imprisoned in Libya before he was rescued and returned to Sierra Leone
Mr. Ibrahim G Turay commonly known as Vassace or Messi, was born on 14th August 1998 in Freetown. He attended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in Freetown where he completed his high school education. Mr. Turay is currently an IT student. He is a modelist and actor, he likes advocacy activities and organizes various entertainment programmes in his community

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.