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

Role Modelling Can Do More Than We Can Imagine

I am a boy aged 19 and in Kakamega boys High School in Form three this year. As an orphan I suffered a low self-esteem and I had made a conclusion that life no longer means anything to me. An organization I little knew about came across offering to help students whose desperation and life dreams had crushed. They were fatherly/motherly. Willing to offer guiding and counseling and making a passionate one on one walk with such less fortunate people like me. This changed my whole cause of life. I have since just found my whole cause of life. I have since just found my whole world which had been turned up side down reset. I now feel like I have a new direction.My academic life changed as i started experiencing a psychological boost to my school work. My name is Raphael Andole - Form three Kakamega High School.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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