It all started with Abou. Arriving in Belgium from Guinea at the age of 15 to join his
family, Abou has always been sensitive to the cause of migrants. How could he better
understand the chaotic path these women and men, who have left everything behind, have
taken, if not by undertaking it himself?
Abou and his friend Max set out to do just that, but in the reverse direction, from the
asylum centre in Brussels to the Ivory Coast. Aware that their own journey would never be
as difficult and painful as the one lived by migrants who experience fear and violence,
they nevertheless hoped, in great humility, to make contact with a reality too often
They baptised their project "The migrant's journey in reverse" and started walking. 6
months and 6000 km later, they reached their destination.
The challenges they faced, the fatigue, the emotions, but also the beautiful encounters
they made, invigorated Abou and gave him the idea of creating a not-for-profit association
to help migrants integrate.