BWI provides medical facilities to Makoko residents
Speaking during the outreach programme, founder of BWI, Chinyere Ononiwu said: “I want to be involved in interventions that save lives. I have seen people die unnecessarily when they didn’t have to die because they couldn’t get proper healthcare. I lived with my father in the hospital for almost two years and I have watched people go through a lot just to access medical care. I want to be part of restoring values for human lives.”
Speaking about the theme of the outreach tagged: ‘The Repairer of the Breach’, she said, “I want to be a huge part of changing peoples stories. You don’t have to be a billionaire to help people, it’s an attitude. Nigeria’s problem is attitudinal and there has to be a change in order for our nation to change. It’s a big issue. In advanced climes, people made sacrifices to see advancement in their societies and cultures.”
Ononiwu stated that the foundation gives as a means of retaining a sense of humanity, not as propaganda.
“We are driving hope and promoting decent quality of life in African communities. We are also driving communal responsibility and care about the plight of our neighbours; thereby preserving the sanity of the human society,” she added.
One of the beneficiaries, Janet Agwu stated that she was happy with the initiative, adding that most people could not afford to buy drugs.
At the event, the organisation conducted blood test, eye test, health and nutritional talk. Reading glasses, foodstuffs and clothing items were also provided to beneficiaries.
BWI, which started in 2006 with the vision of Chinyere, has grown into a network of friends, leaders and volunteers, who are united and passionate about creating an enduring deep sense of responsibility in the mindset of the average African.
“It is a crave for the empowerment of a generation, through compassion, mentorship, training and skills development,” Chinyere said.
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