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

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

In my community at Bunyore Girls' High School, we value helping each other and bringing hope to the hopeless.It was the second term of our fourth year term of secondary or high school education.Since it was a school policy for the students to clear any fee balance or nay amount of money they owned the school,many students were sent home to bring the arrears.This was like an obvious thing to do but during our year it was not.One student was sent home to bring the arrears but two months down the line the student had not come back to school. It was later discovered that the student owed the school a large amount of money and she could not pay back the money by the date of the deadline.The class teacher, Mr. Makokha, sacrificed himself and urged the class to contribute any amount of money they had to help their colleague.The parents stopped in and contributed some money that was paid the students came back to school. Furthermore,Mr.Makokha helped the student to apply for a bursary and he is also one of the founders of "life-touch organization" in the school that contributes basic properties needed by a student in school and helps poor students feed comfortable and loved [in the school. Mr.Makokha taught us a remarkable lesson that will forever linger in our heart strings at whatever place we will live on this earth.


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  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to FRIENDS

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Cheptulu, Kaimosi, Kenya
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