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

All Have A Right

I was born in a family of eight, me being the third born. My parents could not take care of me just because I was weak not strong as other children. They left me in the house not being taking me to school. After reaching six years that is when i started stealing my brothers books with an aim of knowing what could be inside these books. I was turning him after he was come from school asking him whtaever they have learnt in school. He used to tell me the teach me the alphabetical orders, numbers from one to hundred. I use4de to sing these to my fellow kids with the spirit of knowing more. My parents were shocked when they heard the singing and trading the alphabetical order. That is when they were ashaamed because \I was even brighter than th eother kids because I could sing these and yet I was not in school, what shocked them most is that after taking me to school, I was position two out of thirty. That was a lesson to them.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lucky Summer, Nairobi, Kenya
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