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

Build A School

In our community we had a lot of problem. Pupils were not learning and nobody knew even how to speak English. So if somebody was cold for a job, he was given an interview he failed becous he don't know how to speak and write English. My uncle knew this problem so he looked for solution. My uncle was a member of perliament, so when he return to Nairobi, he went to perliament and start saying to other mp that there are some community, that there is nobody who knows how to speak English. The planned to built a school so that people will learn there. after one week they started building the school and they named the school MWIYALA pr. school. they built until they finished building. The people started learning there and so it became a big school. Then it was registered to goverment know they are knew teachers and everything is changed. even know people now know how to speak English. When a person who learned in MWIYALA has been called for a job, he passed interview because at my uncle.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, Kakamega, Kenya
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