Empower Chinese Orphans With Education


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There Is Hope For Tommorow

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Bungoma North, Kenya
Map of THERE IS HOPE FOR TOMMOROW THERE IS HOPE FOR TOMORROW During the last days in high school there was a motivational speaker who came to Bungoma high school, in the year 2010,at third term.Though at the start of the session,it seemed humorous;but its conclusion,was absolutely humbling.His story began when he grew up in the streets,her mother being a prostitute;not that he wanted to but because of the upkeep of the motivational speaker and his brothers. Something that really touched me the most,is that his father also threw him in a pit latrine!For the sake of his safety,her mother had to leave.Her mother continued with this kind of horrible lifestyle,until she was diagnosed with HIV/AIDs,in the year 1999.Long story short,the most emotional part that made me shed tears was that her mother was placed to a room closed to the mortuary,since the virus had kept her mother into critical conditions;death or life.He told us he used to wash her,wastes and clothing where she slept until she succumbed.Narrating the story,I felt that he really missed her mom.the worst of all when he narrated this part of his story, he was in bitterness and sorrow on stage.But he left something that i will never forget.No matter where you come from ,your background,you can make it.no matter what!he made me learn that; "................The greatest legacy is not what you leave for people- 'BUT WHAT YOU LEAVE IN PEOPLE. Read more.
Related to project keywords: placed, critical, time, learn, story

Four Siblings Killed In A Home Inferno Has Heart Full Neighbours Tries To Rescued Their Lives.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Homa-bay, Kenya
Map of FOUR SIBLINGS KILLED IN A HOME INFERNO HAS HEART FULL NEIGHBOURS TRIES TO RESCUED THEIR LIVES. Four childrenfrom one famiy perished in a raging inferno after thier grass thatched houses was razed. the victims aged between two months and six years were unable to escape as the door & their house was locked from the outside. their was no one outside who could come for their rescue. their mother by the name mary atieno bolted the door as she left to buy some fish inorder to prepare for the children a meal at a neighbouring home. the fire had already engulfed the entire house by the time neighbours responded to the childrens creams. many parents should be responsible against locking children in house as the leave to buy something or visit someone, this was because four children might have been saved had the mother not locked the door. Read more.
Related to project keywords: prepare, home, time, lives, leave

If Young People Are Empowered They Can Change Their Behaviors Positively(any Body Can Change)

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of If young people are empowered they can change their behaviors positively(ANY BODY CAN CHANGE) The story is about a young girl who used to stay in one of Kampala slums(Kitamanyangamaba zone). Hadijah is an orphan whom i met for councelling having been trained by platform for labour Action as a peer educator.She was engaged in dangerous behavour like prostitucy,drug&substance abuse and negative peer groups when i councelled her about behavioural change she told me that she is involved in prostitucy because the has to get money and look after her old mum. I continued counselling her until she agreed to join Safe alternatives for Youthts(S.A.F.Y)and she was trained as a peer educator.After two years the S.A.F.Y donors asked for the needy girl and she finished her diploma at Kampala international univercity in 2010.She is now working with S.A.F.Y as a youth cordinator and for appreciation she decided to form a club of young girls living in slam Areas in which she is councelling them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: empowered, living, story, orphan, stay

Struggle Against Oppression

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of STRUGGLE AGAINST OPPRESSION People from the Arab world are trying to bring down dictatorial regimes and risking their lives to establish democracies in which all citizens can have a say. Despotic rulers in those countries have stolen billions of dollars and deposited them in banks in the West. The people of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Bahrain appear ready to make every sacrifice to replace autocratic politicians that have ruled them with an iron fist for decades. Majority of the people living in the Middle East and North Africa believe in Islam, a religion that instructs Muslims to help the deprived and the oppressed people wherever they are. Most people across the globe support the democracy agitation movements. Time has come to eradicate oppression in every corner of the globe. Everyone should join the struggle against oppression so that we can make a better world and create a truly advanced civilization that allows all human beings to live in dignity. Read more.
Related to project keywords: support, living, lives, live, world

The Orphan Life

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of The orphan life Being an orphan is one of the disadvantages that a person can be faced with.It makes life become strainious and difficult so that you be able to have the basic needs. I am one of the orphans who were identified by an orphanage in our community through an organization called western waters and sanitation forum. The orphanage was able to identify me and continued taking care of me.This has also affected other orphans in my community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: orphans, care, basic needs, orphan, orphanage

Sir Mwanah's Autobiography

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of Sir mwanah's autobiography I was born in a barbaric background,torn by poverty.my dwelling place was around shanties and slums where i was raised by fellow street children.Surely it is a living testimony to utter that now am no longer child of slum,but a son raisin of the entire society. Luckily i was picked by a well wisher whom i dont even i dont know him..To my surprise he took me to school and provided all my requirements.Schooling was not pleasing at the moment,but it dawned on me that it was my key to life.It was Until the success in std 8 that i discovered the two parties involved in my introduction to this tatters world.My parents claiming i was their son. i was their son but they never should have abandoned me.almost falling in the sewage system.i was welcomed by other street guys into the world of beggars. In a nut shell i pursued my studies and got a scholarship from the sane person to study in London on political science. As am writing this detail am the chief prosecutor in kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: living, society, world, study, schooling

Difficulty Through My Life

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nyakach, Kenya
Map of Difficulty through my life I was born in 1995 in Nynza province Nyakach District.We four in number.My father died when I was three months.I am the last born in our family. I lived with my mum although we were undergoing some serious probllems because eo f lack of money o educate my elder brother,he leave schooling in class eight,he could not be taken t o seconary school level.he stayed at home wthout a job for almost four good years but he did not relax to satisfy ourselves by burning charcoal.Our lives was not so that pleasing because sometimes we could sleep without food.My brother found a job here in Nairobi and brought me to this school .I can just say through miracles.I have been helped by this organioztion here in Kibera Girls soccer academy and I can continue with my education even if my life is undergoing hardship because we do not have electricity nd I study using a lamp that interferes with my eyes.But I have been helped through this organizaation congratulations. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lives, months, class, leave, study

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Zadok Huang

Beijing, China

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