It was fun and excitement recently when the CEO of Dream and Become International, Queen Ure, under her Popori Outreach platform paid a courtesy visit to an orphanage, the Centre for HIV Patients and Abandoned Children in Ketu, Alapere, Lagos, and donated food items and medicines to the inmates.
Commenting on what inspired the move on Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary, Ure said: “I am a strong believer in Nigeria but due to the recession everywhere you go all you hear people talk about is recession. Our job is to bring hope to people and let them know that we can still make things happen in Nigeria irrespective of the recession. When government launched the ‘change begins with me’ a lot of people were complaining but really, if we actually take it up, no matter how small, our individual efforts will go a long way.
“So we are here to celebrate with the inmates at the centre. We want them to know that being HIV positive is not the end of the world. You can still have a life even with the ailment.”
What is her message for Nigerians? ”There is still hope for Nigeria and each of us should light our candles and where ever we are, we be the Nigerian we want the next person to be. Then we can begin to talk about real change.”