#MMN provides young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media, thereby helping individuals make informed decisions regarding migration and, if they choose to migrate, allowing them to be aware of safer, legal migration options.
#MMN also promotes engagement, education, and entrepreneurship at home as a way to strengthen economic and social resilience. Our trainings help youth think through potential business ideas and learn about job and educational opportunities in their region.
Members of the Ghanaian and Gambian diaspora in Berlin are trained and involved in the development of online and offline materials used to conduct workshops in rural regions of Ghana and The Gambia. These workshops address questions of migration, human smuggling, the ethical use of social media, and opportunities for work, starting businesses, and education in their country of origin.
Aiming to create a sustainable and growing network of trainers in rural areas, community influencers are enlisted to amplify the training and offline materials are distributed to community leaders in strategic points, such as schools and churches.
The #MMN project began in 2019 and was successfully implemented in Ghana and Germany in 2019 and 2020.
In 2021 the project was expanded and is now also active in The Gambia.
For more information visit : migrantmedia.network
MMN Resources: https://migrantmedia.network/mmn_resources/
MMN Field Guide: https://openculture.agency/migrant-media-network-field-guide-kit/
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