Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy


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The Pride Of The Community

By a male, under 16 years old, in Tran-nzoia, Kenya
Map of THE PRIDE OF THE COMMUNITY Gichuki Francis as he called himself born in the village of sinyereri, emerge as the most inspiring and visioned personell in the community by helping and increasing the level of security within. Gichuki felt the urge of the crying society about the youths. He saw it was his role to assist. in doing so, he took back youths who ha dropped out of school back and help in paying some of their school fees. He was also forced to bring police while trying to arrest those who refused to go back to school. In addition, he organised exposures, trainings and camps where youths go for counselling and guidance on developing out morally, hence improving the moral values of youths. He has emerged up as the most role model to be followed in the community. And therefore changed positively the attitude of youths on the need to have education and good moral values. Read more.
Related to project keywords: inspiring, pride, school fees, developing, village


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of LEADERSHIP A leader is someone who guides,protects and organises people for a particular purpose at home,school,churches,community and nation.Therefore,teachers,prefects,parents,pastors,priests,chiefs,councillors,members of parliament and the president of country are all leaders with differents in the society.must have gentleness,readiness to serve ,intergrity,honesty,loyalty,cooperation,hardwork and ability to make fast and good decisions. Leadership is for everyone can be but there are others who ruled people badly such as a police officer and the judges,the government have stopped them of their bad leadership. Read more.
Related to project keywords: ability, leadership, parents, leader, good


By a male, under 16 years old, in Trans-nzoia East, Kenya
Map of Fundraising Ndishu Kamau Ruga he still remember vividly the hour her daughter went under the knife for corrective surgery in the last five yrs ago it was a moment everywhere in the village was praying heartily that girls to be saved by God their parents got fundraising from friends so that the girl went to Kenyatta International hospital for around one month for good mercy he return home happily and she still going to look for doctor even now days. and she is a form four leader in St Joseph. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hour, month, moment, leader, village

Creativity Saved My Life

31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Creativity saved my life A POPE A JOB Once upon a time i was a boy scout and a primary school.I was forced to move with treasary tax tin from a shop to shop asking members of the society to contribute towards scout clubs.Never did i know that a few of the place from our society knew about boy scout and girl guide.So i went on distuping the community peace by asking them to donate to our scout's society some money. Mr.Shiboko came closer to meat the bus park at kakamega old bus station and got held of me by my neck .These day looked longer for me because i was small and he got me held up hanging in open air with legs hanging like a rate or mice found stealing meat on the mouse trap ,and gotten bgy the household. I prayed all my prayer at our father who is in heaven as if i had ever met him or seen him is when i was dropt down by Mr.Shiboko by shisia mwachi. Read more.
Related to project keywords: girl, father, donate, rate, bus
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Project Leader

Linda Smith

Boulder, CO United States

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Map of Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy