Nurudeen’s buddy is Ellis Meuleman, his sister in law.
In 2014 Ellis and her partner Bash started a program, together with Nurudeen, to visit schools in their neighborhood to provide medical aid to children, for example wound care. Unfortunately they could not continue the project because both brothers were not officially trained as nurses. Every time Ellis visits Ghana, she brings bandages and plasters with her, and Nurudeen delivers that at local health centres. Ellis knew Nurudeens’s wish to become a nurse in one of those clinics, however she and his family could not afford his education.
Ellis contacted iSTEPup in December 2018 and the application was completed in February 2019. Nurudeen was accepted for the iSTEPup programme in March 2019.