Sierra Leone
Sheku was a teacher when he was informed about the trip by a friend who told him that one of his students has gone to Algeria with a well-paid job. He decided to undertake the journey. His ordeal started in Mali unto Algeria and Libya.
Sheku attained high school education at the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress Secondary, Kissy Mess-Mess, in Freetown. He holds a Higher Teacher’s Certificate (HTC) and a bachelor’s degree in Theology. Sheku teaches at the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress Secondary School and the current Director of Advocacy Network Against Irregular Migration (ANAIM), an organization that advocates for the welfare of return migrants and provide psycho-social support to returnees.

Outside work, he likes reading and doing research. Sheku is a passionate individual who likes helping vulnerable people and those in need, especially returnee migrants.

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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