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

Motivation Is Great Stimulus To Success

I have been in the charitable system for a while now. Since 2001 I have experienced a lot in relation to pain with regard to the less fortunate, neglected members in our society. As a social worker, it makes me fulfilled in contributing a lot to the burden of such children. Sometimes, I just by imagining that I could be in their position, I find a drive that directs my sacrife towards the needy. I particularly chose to join Victorious Children’s Home 6 years ago where we are currently supporting over 70 children. Some of them are in Universities, Colleges, Secondary and Primary schools. To us as the staff our motivation is the response and dedication by some of our children to work as hard as they do to achieve meaningfully in their own lives. We are able to cultivate hope sometimes in very dead and possible cases. Ruth- Social Worker at Victorious Children’s Home.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shimala Vandu, Kakamega East, Kenya
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