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

A Talent To Be Nurtured

It was in the year 2008 when i met a young man while on my normal routine of playing soccer.A young man with a strong heart full of positive mind and hope very optimistic but with nothing to boast of. after a brief period of training together and making friendship i came to discover that the young man was an orphan.lost his father in ethnic clashes and were (together with his young siblings) raised up by their grandparents after being chased away from their farm in order to pay their school fees and provide food food for the family. After realizing that he had so many talents he decided to came to Nairobi and try his luck though he had nobody and nowhere to look at.he was taken in by a friend just for a short time as he continued to try.i saw a need to assist this young man with whatever small i had but more so i kept on encouraging him.through hard and determination the young man has been able to do a lot and helped the siblings though not much. i thank God that currently he is trying his luck in football since it is been hard for him to get a stable job,I am glad that the man can afford a smile though given a chance an opportunity he can go far since he is talented in many things and is also bright


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Luckysummer, Nairobi, Kenya
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