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Watch Duro Oyewunmi’s “I Stand For Change” Campaign Video | Aiming to Eradicate Gang Culture in London

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When you hear Duro Oyewunmi speak about  eradicating gang culture in London, there is no mistaking the passion that resonates through him. We watch/read the news , hear/ read of the stabbing and the shooting amongst young people – it just makes your heart bleed.

Who are these young people? What is going on in the streets? How did these young people become like this? WHAT CAN WE DO TO ERADICATE GANG CULTURE?

When the young film maker, Duro, started shooting his film 247365 Change these were questions that stirred within his heart and then he concluded “If you don’t love them, you can’t reach out to them.” Launching the “I Stand For Change” campaign to bring about change he took a step towards making a change in his city.

In his speech at the launch, he mentioned that the first step isn’t looking for funds, it’s about having the compassion, seeking to help young people change their orientation, help them to avoid slipping back into a lifestyle. The campaign is to help show young street kids that there’s other ways to make money outside of selling drugs and robbing people.

We hope that more people would make positive strides towards building a better society. It starts with taking the first selfless step of compassion.

Watch his speech at the launch of I Stand For Change

Watch the teaser for 247365 Change film here. It was out in the cinemas in London in 2012.

8 Comments

  1. 'Mide

    March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Good initiative. Many dumb Nigerian kids are getting sucked in. Hopefully, this message could make them seek alternatives to gang banging.

    • Tincan

      March 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      I agree with you. I am starting to know too many Nigerian kids sucked up (and even losing their lives) to this thing. This morning on LBC, one of the guys who came on to talk about the disbanding of operation TRIDENT (Black-on-black crime/murders) said gang culture is changing and no longer about yardies – more about African kids. That broke my heart.

  2. Ify Konyeha

    March 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Passion always creates the necessary environment to effect a change in any situation. That is why change starts from within and then reflects on the outside. It’s only a matter of time because one thing is sure and that is as long as there are people who are passionate about changing the lives of those who represent the future, there is hope for the world. I stand for change.

  3. Retrochic

    March 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    very impressive

  4. Miss Mo

    March 16, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Great initiative. America needs lots of this. God bless those behind it.

  5. salsera

    March 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    great, may God bless your efforts cos something has to give

  6. Purpleicious Babe

    March 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Great initiative.. I hope we will all get on board….x

    I pray the initiative is sustainable and makes a positive impact.

  7. jyde

    March 19, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I wish him the best,coz that country has got some serious problems with its hopeless parents and wayward kids.

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