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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:

Hear Us O' Lord

Mzesa day care centre is a community based school that offer learning facilities to pupils within its area. majority of the pupils admitted come from poor backgrounds. Paying the little fee that is charged is a problem, some end up droping from school because of hunger. The few who can afford to pay the school fees and maintain the teachers(salaries). It is a pity that most of these families live from hand to mouth. It is our hope and believe that something good will happen that one day we will get sufficient fund to run the school and cater for these pupils who end up one or none meal a day.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: INDIVIDUAL

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
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This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
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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