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

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A boy selected to join Lenana High School has not reported due to lack of fees, nearly two weeks after Form one students reported. The dream of Daniel Nyongesa, one of the top KCPE examination pupils, to become a university lecturer, culd be shattered owing to the poor financial status of his family. The former pupil at soweto primary school in Kibera scored 382 marks out of 500 to secure a place at national school. The boy lost his father in 2004 and his mother a casual labourer cannot afford to raise the fees so the former headteacher said that he is going to take the boy yo school at Lenana and his school fees and all the necessary things the boy might need.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kibera Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
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