Sierra Leone
A friend of his convinced Santigie about opportunities in Turkey. He took all his family’s savings and embarked on the journey. Santigie got stocked in Mali and had to do odd jobs to survive. He fell into the hands of rebels and was badly beaten. He was able to return home from Niger.
Santigie educated at the Saint Augustine Secondary School, Lungi. He attained his Teacher’s Certificate at the Port Loko Teachers’ College. He is also a volunteer teacher. Santigie has a friendly attitude and a good team player.

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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