Dr. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji, Founder/President, DSEN Foundation
Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji was born into one of the oldest and prominent Royal families in Imo-State, Nigeria, The Okereke Royal Family of Ngor-Okpala. She relocated to the United States in the summer of 1995 to join her husband, Dr. Emmanuel Nwokeji.
Since her childhood, Her Royal Highness, Princess Amina Enyi as she is popularly called has devoted her life to helping those who are less fortunate. She grew up seeing her parents who were both born into priviledged lives regated those behind and devoted their lives to serving the less priviledged. Her paternal grandmother, an enterpreneur and a daughter of a king who didn't see herself as such had a profound influence on Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji. She taught her to devote her life serving others in humility. According to her, "To whom much is given, a lot more is expected."
Following the death of her father, Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji decided to continue her father's humanitarian legacy and outreach in Nigeria. After many years of helping restore hope and dignity to indigent families through her work, she incorporated a non profit organization, DSEN (Dr. Stella Enyi Nwokeji) Foundation. Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji travels to Nigeria frequently for medical missions and humanitarian outreach. She is commitment and determined to make a difference in the lives of indigent families in Imo-State, Nigeria.
Faith brought her to her husband who was also brought up at a very young age to serve humanity despite his privileged childhood.
Dr. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji, a devoted cradle Catholic has three mantras that guide her life. The first mantra was
coined by the Late Danny Thomas, the Founder of St. Jude Children Cancer Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Thomas believed that, "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
The second mantra is a biblically quote, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Her third mantra, "Live A Purposeful Life Devoted To Serving Others"...DSEN
To learn more about Nigeria, grab a copy of her book, "The Nigerian History..." All proceeds from the book help provide meals to indigent families in Nigeria suffering food security during this pandemic.