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Build A School

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Build a School In our community we had a lot of problem. Pupils were not learning and nobody knew even how to speak English. So if somebody was cold for a job, he was given an interview he failed becous he don't know how to speak and write English. My uncle knew this problem so he looked for solution. My uncle was a member of perliament, so when he return to Nairobi, he went to perliament and start saying to other mp that there are some community, that there is nobody who knows how to speak English. The planned to built a school so that people will learn there. after one week they started building the school and they named the school MWIYALA pr. school. they built until they finished building. The people started learning there and so it became a big school. Then it was registered to goverment know they are knew teachers and everything is changed. even know people now know how to speak English. When a person who learned in MWIYALA has been called for a job, he passed interview because at my uncle. Read more.
Related to project keywords: speak english, english, know, person, registered

An Absurd

By a female, 16-21 years old, in N/a, France
Map of An Absurd A couple was visiting a Foreign country' They carried their pet dog. Which they loved a lot. While in that country the couple went to a restaurant for dinner, taking their day along. At the hotel they ordered a meal for themselves and requested the waiter to feed their dog. However, since the couple not speak the language of that country. They were surprised becaue the amount stated them that since they had come with their own dog. The cost of meal has been considering reduced. Its only then that the couple realised that they had been served with their pet dog! By Kelvin. Read more.
Related to project keywords: foreign, language, country, lot, reduced

Education Support

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Jinja, Uganda
Map of Education support A certain youth said that after 5.6 he looked and got where he was getting sch.60000 per month and he felt okey with it.After one year people started advising him to go for a course.He said that though advises were good,he had no money to go for further studies. Ohe escorted a friend to a certain institution in jija to pick registration form but due to the need he also had to go for further studies,he found himself filling the registration forms.He said that he had no hope of where to get the tuition because parents were weak to support him.He explained the challange to his to boss.But the boss told him since he had been a person(workers)who loved his work,he promised to support him through out the whole course He added that he had already completed and after a short time he got another job in namutumba where he is. Read more.
Related to project keywords: tuition, work, support, month, course

Super Market

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Jinga, Uganda
Map of Super market This offer self service and can offers a varriety of good to the castumers and this eliminates wastage of time namanly taken while bargaining over prices because the prices are fixed on each item sold. In Uganda we have two type of super markets and these are foods and beverages shops, cash and carry supermarkets among others. Not only offering self service but also contributes to the development and economic opportunity to the people in the country. Read more.
Related to project keywords: markets, development, country, market, offer

Hiv/aids Reduction

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of HIV/AIDS REDUCTION Circumcision is said to be reducing the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS by 60%. It also enhances the hygiene of an individual since the cut ensures cleanliness of a person. It is done professionally with registered medical practitioners allover the country. Ushirika Medical clinic offers this service for free to willing candidates. This programme is completely free and dubbed voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) .They offer this service to willing males across the slums. This has been a very good move that has helped many. Read more.
Related to project keywords: completely, person, offer, cut, registered

Lows And Highs

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Cherengany, Kenya
Map of LOWS AND HIGHS The way to prosperity matters a lot.Theres laws and highs to ones destiny.Mwaura life had nothing but lows and highs,he did not get education due to lack of parents.Now at eighteen years he decided to try mechanical engineering as his backbone in life.He completed the course and started working.At work he was sponsored for further studies due to his creativity.Upto now he is working in the united states of America in a well known company and progressing well. Read more.
Related to project keywords: work, known, working, lot, course

Easy Ommunication And Good Development Of People

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Jinja, Uganda
Map of EASY OMMUNICATION AND GOOD DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE N.B.C radio is a project that has some years in Junja.It started as a small project.As of now it developed.People have got employment and in Junja town there is a change whereby income has increased. People have got employment and their paid well.communication has become easy b'se it is near many people of Busoga.Business has been known all over the country by the use of the radio,which means income of Jinja people has increased.After good use of this radio,in Busoga we have got other radios,which is a very good idea of development of Busoga. Read more.
Related to project keywords: change, development, country, use, known

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