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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

A Second Chance

After completing my secondary school education, I was able to obtain 66 points. Though everyone at home was happy I had pass, I wan not because I had missed one mark to go to the university which was my desire. My parents tried to console me by making a party for me but inside I was devastated. After applying for almost a year in different institutions to start parallel program, without replies, I almost gave up in education. One evening while taking supper with my parents, my uncle called my father and asked him how many points I had got. He later told my father though the phone that JAB had reduced enrty points of going to the university to 65 points. I was very happy to know that I got a second chance to enter the university. Now I have only one year remaining to finish my university education.

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to education

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: N/a, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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