F rom 2006, the team from our “God Bless Nigeria” program and I set out to various communities across Lagos to get a first-hand experience of challenges people face just trying to survive in the city. We went into the poorest of communities in Ejigbo, Ijora, Iwaya, Bariga, Somolu and many others. At each location, we were faced with various situations and challenges that tugged at the heart – real people with real experiences. Some of these experiences were documented on video.
After years of sorting and archiving the footage, we decided to launch a diary-like documentary of a few stories we encountered. We plan to launch a television program early next year that will tell these stories and much more.
From watching these videos, I hope you experience the same roller coaster emotions that we felt while working in these communities. We also ask you to join our effort in working to reduce the impact of some of the social plagues in our society.
It’s been often said that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. With everyone engaged, we can reach those men, women and children in desperate need in our world.
Dr Tony Rapu