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A Scholarship To A New Destiny

At 14 kuracha madina has experienced a lot in life,she come from one of the smallest communities in Kenya the munyonyaya,who practice subsistence farming along river tana-kracha,who is from a single parent home,lives in a manyatta and has been a victim of inter-clan clashes.Life has been anything but easy. Madina had worked hard in school and despite numerous challenges, garnered enough marks in her kcpe exams to secure admission to Mary hill's Girl High school.Along she was aware that since independence,very few people from her community had managed & joined university.she wanted & join their league. However,raising school fees was a far-off dream;her family simply couldn't come up with the money.in line with her community practices,madina's family arranged to have her married. Fortunately,kuracha learnt about wings to fly scholarships and applied.To her relief she qualified.The scholarship has rekindled hope & live a better life in future.

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
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  • This story relates to knowledge
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Munyoyaya, Tana River, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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solution
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problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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