Mahama Ibn Halid, from the city of Tamale in Ghana, is 30 years old. He got the opportunity to be part of an exchange programme between the Netherlands and Ghana, so he volunteered immediately. He wanted to visit Europe for many years; a dream come true!
Last year, Ibn met two Dutch Scouts –Simone van Eijk and Jorien Homan– in Ghana. As a real host, Ibn showed them around to see more of Ghana and Ibn also invited them to his own place. They visited many local Scouting groups and spent time in several national parks. During this week Ibn found out that they were looking for Ghanaian Scouts, Scouts that wanted to visit the Netherlands for a couple of weeks as part of the Partnership Nederland-Ghana. He found this very interesting and wanted to volunteer himself! And he did. Luckily Ibn already had a passport, which made it easier to take part. Unfortunately, his companion was not able to join him at the last moment due to paperwork.
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