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

Choosing Subjects

Peoples chances to get into university are established the moment they are choosing subjects and dropping other subjects. In the case of my daughter, i had to take time to counsel her on how choose the subjects. Though most teachers wanted her to do sciences because of career opportunities that are vast in that area, i told her not to focus on choosing sciences but i advised her to choose subjects based on what grades the subjects could give her enable her get into a university. she did exactly that and i remember vividly she chose History, C.R.E, which are humanities instead of sciences and other compulsory subjects plus agriculture. Many teacher as criticized her for that choice but i kept on encouraging her and 2009 when K.C.S.E results out, she was among the top girls in the province and she got an automatic qualification to a public university having got a A plain.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
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