Mariama
Sierra Leone
Mariama left her hotel job to travel to the Middle East on the advice of a trafficker. She was sold on arrival in Kuwait. She suffered abuse at the hands of her host families. She received just three months’ pay for all the three years she spent working for her host family.
Mariama attended the Government Rokel Secondary School in Freetown. She is aspiring for university education in Networking. Mariama has a lot of experience in advocacy activities on irregular migration. She is a social worker and farmer.

Mariama is a bold character and has immense skill in interacting with people and organizing.

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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