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


i know of a friend of mine by the name Jane.she was brought up in kibera and not finished her high school.Later on a university lecturer from the university came and offered her scholarship.he payed for her school fees for form three and four.he also booked a hostel for her in a catholic premises. to ensure that she will be safe while she studied.he also ensured that Jane's mother had a business that supported her and other children. the lecturer took Jane and his own daughter and used to buy her gifts that are expensive.when Jane reached form four in second term she started moving out with young men and bringing them at the hostel.she had troubles with the nuns who were caretakers at the compound who reported Jane to the lecturer.two months later she got pregnant and stopped her education.the lecturer came back from Germany and convinced her that after giving birth she still can go back to school.he even payed a home teacher for her but she refused to go back to school and ran away with the baby's father.Today i meet her she feels embarrassed as she missed an opportunity of a lifetime.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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