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

Etto Samuel is professional footballer who plays for both his team Cameroon and also Barcelona which is an European football franchise and team.Etto grew in the slums of Cameroon and he knew the challenges one had to overcome while growing up in the slums and started the Etto foundation which really helped in removing idle kids in the slums and provide something to occupy their minds which is football.Since it was a success in his home country he saw the need to expand and he chose to come to Mathare slums in Kenya. Over 80% of the youths are unemployed and have no source of income hence they turn to drugs and crime.The Etto foundation really helped in removing idle minds from the slums and gave them something to be busy with. Since Etto was once a street kids the youths were inspired by him and changed their ways of living some of them having taken football as their carrier.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Etto Foundation

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • Location: Mathare Slums, Nairobi, Kenya
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