Send a Poor Child to High School in Jamaica


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By a female, 16-21 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of EDUCATION I can very well remember three years ago when i was in high school. The school administration would stress on us about education, it would encourage us to work extra hard so as to appear as top students in the county and also countrywide. This is mainly because we would organise an education day for all schools in the county and the best schools awarded and offered nice and good opportunities like winning themselves scholarships. This encouraged most schools to work hard so as to be able to get the awards ans also win themselves scholarship opportunities. This helped improve the academic performance of the region and have been lately ranked in the top regions that perform well countrywide. Read more.
Related to project keywords: awards, appear, scholarships, scholarship, high school

A Good Friend

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of A GOOD FRIEND Kamau was a form four student.He was remaining with six months to sit for his final examination. In school he was academically average.But his behavior was not much good,he liked to engage in relationships in and outside school,take alcohol and even smoke.One day he approached a new form three girl.The girl had her own principals,instead of accepting kamau to abuse her,she started to guide and counsel him.Kamau was furious at first,but he cooled down later. Jane told kamau effects of drugs,smoking and sexual activities before marriage,she said her truth and kamau admired Jane's life.Before they departed kamau promised to change right away.Within no time Kamau was role model in school and academic performance changed gradually.He became the best student in his class during the final examination. Read more.
Related to project keywords: remaining, average, truth, day, good

Back To School

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of BACK TO SCHOOL All our parents were dead and they had left me and my two brothers and 2 sisters suffering in this world full of troubles and struggles. As an elder child among the four, i had to go out do some jobs in order to feed my younger brothers and sisters and with time, i was forced to drop out of school. After one year, a certain woman a member of Neema Women Group met my younger brothers and sisters and tried to inquire from them why they were not in school. They brought her home and we told her our story and good enoough she took the initiative to present our case to the director and since then we have been provided with school fees and shelter and today am just greatful to Neema Women Group. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school year, school fees, child, world, met

The Down And Fall Of Major Olumbe Omwiwa

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of THE DOWN AND FALL OF MAJOR OLUMBE OMWIWA Written by Mwachi wa Shisia. Olumbe Omwiwa was a lonely son of Mrs. Olumbe Obulwale who of the late major Olumbe who died in early thirties after giving for the first world was successfully. Then just 2 days after his return from (USSR) paramilitary force which he left back his wife with only 1 day pregnant . After exactly nine months after his burial the whole village was shocked to see Mrs. Olumbe Obulwale devivered a very health and handsome baby and he was named by the village Olumbe Omwiwa major. Major was a name that was highly respected by all village as an international hero. The nick was more powerful to anybody in this village called Eshiriru which means fools village. The villagers would always respect and had a believe that one you go abroad you must come back with a lot of wealth. But the poor Hero the late Omulembe came back from Europe only with a rait hurt form the whole surviving military over 15 years in (USSR). the POOR MAJOR oLUMBE NEVER ACCESSED SCHOOL. SO HE elected villagers when he grew up to be their villagers elder only. That was the end of his leadership. Read more.
Related to project keywords: powerful, poor, giving, world, days

Relatives Pay School Dues

By a female, under 16 years old, in Luweero, Uganda
Map of RELATIVES PAY SCHOOL DUES My mother passed away when i was 5years and my sister was 3years old,our dad was so poor because he did not have a job and so mum was the breadwinner he4r sudden death brought misery and total suffering to me, my sister and my dad. Dad failed to raise enough money to sustain us at home and also pay school fees and due to that we spent 3 years with out going to school.One time our uncle Busco and our aunt Evelyn came to visit us and they leart of the situation,they felt so sorry to us took us to their homes and started paying our school does,provided all the life necessities.We are now living a happy life and we are both in senior one at Kololo high school. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school fees, poor, high school, pay school, old

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of After finishing her primary,Rose moved to the rural areas where she wished to find someone to help her go through her high school education.To be exact she was not capable to pay for her school fees.She did not have any connection so where she arrived in the town she was stranded.One day she was advice to walk to community support group.She met the manager of the group and was adviced of a school that could help her.She was admitted and she is now studying peacefully. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school fees, high school, pay school, rural areas, met
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Nikiki Bogle

Boston, MA United States

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