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


It was so certain that whenever exam results came out Levis was the bottom last student. We were in class and each and every time Levis was always the bottom last in the class. Surprisingly though Levis never performed well in class, he was a good footballer. At that time coca cola sponsored primary school games and each year he played up to the national level. Though his father was very strict and warned Levis of any further involvement in football, Elvis still went on and in 2001 he was picked by Brazaiilian Football academy an idea that his father strongly resisted. as he insisted on education to be very important. My dad spoke to Levis father and told him if studies were too hard for Levis then it was good for him to try out his talent so as to earn a living, even though all not all that study hard gt jobs. This idea seemed good and Levis was let to go the the Brazillian academy. Ten years down the line Levis is now playing football in second division in Greece and earns a lot of money. The family, established businesses and believe he's very wealthy.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Coca Cola

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  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Funyula, Busia, Kenya
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