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

Mundika Community

The Mundika community had not produced even a single graduate of a college leave alone a university. Most boys and girls just reached the form four level and that became the end of their studies while most girls got married immediately after completing class seven which was the final class in primary education. It had now become apparent and believe that no one from the community could make it beyond form four for boys and class seven for girls. whoever, while in class six i made it my responsibility to change this believe by becoming the first one to graduate from the community. Good enough my father was so supportive and so after my class seven exams , i passed and he took me to Butere girls high school. I studied so hard and at my O level i passed went on to form form five and six and later on joined Makerere university and believe me that become the beginning of many going for studies in colleges and universities. girls no longer got married after class seven but they also sought to go high and after me came so many graduates


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
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