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


Around my home area we there is an airstrip and whenever i pass around around it a mixture of fear and laughter and sorrow grips me as i remember a certain young man a school boy in st. Mathias high school called john. john was a well known genius was always the top in class and no one matched his performance. He was absolutely excellent in academics and especially in technical and subjects like physics . A time came when john decided to develop his own aircraft an idea that shocked everyone in the area and even his school. Though his creativity was very much appreciated and acknowledged by everyone in the area and school but this idea was totally a strange thing that couldn't get into peoples nervouse. so john took his time and developed the aircraft using some iron sheet metals wood and wheels though his parents tried to to stop him .when the D day came for john to taste the functionality of his aircraft, even journalist attended this special event of the genius. At first things started to raise into air race on the run way and started to raise into the air. Then suddenly the tune of music changed as john in his aircraft came down with a big loud crash and everyone else knew he was dead and luckily he came out alive


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  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Marach, Busia, Kenya
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