Teach Literacy through the Arts in DC, MD, and VA


GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.


By a male, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SELF-ESTEEM Kevin comes from a well to do family but he is often low esteem and confidence.This greatly affected his performance back at school and he was often scorned by his teachers and parents.He soon got hold of stories which were being circulated by global giving story project which rejuvinated him and he was able to regain his confidence and self esteem. and now excels in sports and education. He continues inspiring people by telling them to read stories from the global giving story project. Read more.
Related to project keywords: teachers parents, inspiring, confidence, stories, performance

Education Strengthening

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of EDUCATION STRENGTHENING It is blessed as well as beautifull beyond any thing else for one to see one's child grow and develop.And even more when one's child grow and develop.And even more when one 's child grows in knowledge indeed gratifying. Education is costly but the proceeds there of worth the cost.My joy in sending Maria my late brother's daughter to a school with slight cost has undoubtedbly been sure to become.Maria was alittle challenged in understanding things but it seems high way and what buttons to press in order to activate her pathway of success and she adapted an understanding that has quicly equipped her with the skills of reading and writting,a side to developing her along her gifts and talents she will be a wonderfull person i n future.I could beg to suggest the need for sponsors to come in a handy to support to this school but i must even plead that it is very needful for this centre to develop further. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gifts, grows, understanding, joy, need

Youth Trained Music Dance And Dramer.

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Rakal, Uganda
Map of Youth trained music dance and dramer. MD BEAT CLUB kyotera trains the youth music dance and dramer these trainees are then given support to study in schools with the support from M.D Beat club. The youth move from one place to another sensitising communities about HIV/AIDS. Read more.
Related to project keywords: music dance, trains, md, schools, study

How Drama Club Grows Our Talent

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of HOW DRAMA CLUB GROWS OUR TALENT Most of us take drama as for granted of as an activity just taking place in school.These drama helps us nature our talent and also to grow physically in mind. Most of the people get alot of money just by acting and they started right away from school.It helps us go abroad for the performing arts.It gives us arwards and certificate for perticipation.A caree opportunity for those who are unfortunate in the side of books.This shows that books is not the only chance for survival in the community the only chance for survival in the community you talent and creativity can take us far. Read more.
Related to project keywords: arts, grows, drama, books, chance

Restoration And Rescue Efforts By Organizations To Change Bad Character

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of RESTORATION AND RESCUE EFFORTS BY ORGANIZATIONS TO CHANGE BAD CHARACTER My name is Tobias wafula. 16 years old. i lost my father while I was still young. At 15 last year i was involved in a fight at school with another boy and incidentally the asher boy fell down and died. The remand home in Kakamega too me up as I underwent charges of murder. This remand home has tried alot to help myself and many other girls and boys to reform in their character. The remand home then welcomed many organizations that help to develop the characters and to give hope for the future. Ufunguo child role model development came in and they have really benefited me through their inspiring and role modeling training. Although they left they still continue benefiting as many disadvantaged young people in our country if they get support. Read more.
Related to project keywords: benefiting, inspiring, year, change, left

A Great Opportunity To Mend My Future

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MEND MY FUTURE My name is Erick Muchira .I thank my father so much for bringing me to a center of academic excellence called Highway ECDE Center.I had a hard time understanding things before coming to this school .However in2009when came to Highway school the positive attitude that teachers gave tome and the positive self confidence they built in me shaped me and built a totally new being out of me. I now know how to read,write and i find school the best place to be.I play with my friends and i am able to develop into all areas be it socially,physically,morally,emotionally etc.I have liked my teachers so much that i just want to become like one of them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: confidence, read write, understanding, great, things


By a male, under 16 years old, in Chavakali, Kenya
Map of BEE-KEEPING Our school principal invented an apiculture in our school to keep more that fifty beehives to produce honey and wax. at first people saw it as money wastage and even land wastage.later after three month, he called the organisation to remove the products. many of the students together with the teachers were surprised of what products the principal found from those hives. In fact more beehives were added to the others and more land set aside for the same practise. The principal of Chavakali high then took a third of the products and gave the school including the teachers, students and non staff members. Other schools came and learnt about bee-keeping . The rest of the wax and honey he sold and gave the money to the needs and orphaned students. The school now saved money which it used to take students to the national show of the year at provincial level. Read more.
Related to project keywords: teachers students, students teachers, year, schools, students

Perfect Preparations For Working Life

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Wakiso, Uganda
Map of PERFECT PREPARATIONS FOR WORKING LIFE Since junior achievements launched in uganda in 2008. Over 2000 company program students around the country have had hands on experiences that develop numerous skills at an early age. What an interesting way to learn by relating classroom theory to practice. Read more.
Related to project keywords: experiences, classroom, way, working, learn
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Arianna Ross

Germantown, Maryland United States

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