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

Getting School Fees

my name is John Lukesa. I am 18 yrs old and I finished my four last year and happened to pass by getting a B+, however finishing my high school was not a joke, more so after my mother losing her job. I dont have a father and so my mother has been the one who raised me up through thick and thin. After her losing her job I had no one to pay school fees for me. We looked for a sponsor but we didn't get one easily. Luckily a director of a certain community based organization named pillar voluntered to pay for me after he learned my fate. All this sucess I have grabbed I owe it to them and may the almighty God bless that organization abundantly.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Pillar Project

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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