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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:

Thirst For Education

I met a young boy of about fourteen years who looked very intelligent throughout the period i shared with him. When i was about to leave,i troubled him by demanding to know why he seemed not to be at the right place at that time ie school.The answer he gave me was that his parents cannot afford to pay his school fees in a local day secondary school. I felt uncomfortable and we arranged to meet at their home to access the situation which turned out to be true. I later learned this with a local government agency which visited the home and recorded what they saw and promised the family to be patient and await the outcome. The outcome could be positive or negative.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Maraisa Estate, Kakamega, 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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