Building a New Life

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Numu Touray
Member since August 17, 2017
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  • Age 18

My dangerous seven-month journey from Gambia to Europe finally ended when I reached Italy via the Mediterranean sea. Arriving at the shores of Italy was an incredibly happy moment - I was so relieved. At the same time I was a bit confused and anxious, because I was wondering what kind of challenges will be awaiting me in this unknown country.All I wanted to do was to finally move on with my life.I knew that I would have some responsibilities, old ones and new ones. I would have to go back to sch...


My Journey

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Numu Touray
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When I lost all my family at the age of 15 I decided to leave the Gambia. Since I didn’t have any money to buy a bus ticket I left by foot, walking for hours towards the border of Senegal.I had to cross five countries during my travels: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Libya. The entire journey took me seven months. All in all, I spent a few days in Senegal, two months in Mali, a few days in Burkina Faso, one month in Niger and four months in Libya.Since I didn’t have anyone to turn to for...


I Left Without Ever Looking Back

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Numu Touray
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I am from the Gambia, which is located in West Africa. I used to grow up in a small village in the eastern part of the country together with my extended family, which entailed a father, two mothers and several children. One of my uncles also lived close by – I spent a lot of my free time with him, listening to his stories.I attended school and I had lots of friends. My best friend used to live right next to my home. I remember that when walking to school with him we usually dreamed about our fut...


  • Numu Touray

    I am Numu Touray from the Gambia, West Africa currently base in Italy am 17 years old. I like making friends, nature and travelling.I belive in determination and honesty.


    Member since August 17, 2017


    Age 18 • 3 Posts