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

A Day Saved For The Needy

Poverty is a very bad problem facing students in chavakali High School. The teachers were sending children home and they later realised that hey had sent almost everybody home. They sat down with the principal and they decided to write a letter to the UNICEF company and it was answered but the money UNICEF brought was not enough to help the needy students. They later sent another letter to the government of Kenya and they promised to pay the students school fees for third term only. The principal later decided that there will be a special sunday and it will be held in the dining hall. The principals of other rich high schools and they contributed money to help the needy students through their dour years course in secondary schools. The well wishers sent in more money which money more than enough and the principal sacrificed his two healthy bulls and we ate happily knowing that our fellow students have got another chance of improving their lieves by learning.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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