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

Tree Planting

That fateful day we gathered in the parade cheerfully awaiting, our visitors who had come all the way from Nairobi.Our Headteacher Mr Wafula had told us earlier about the visitors and what they were coming to do in our school.An organisation called Green World were in our school in Shinyalu primary school,to educate us on the importance of taking care of the environment. Green World had come with tree seedlings that they were to give us to plant in the school and some to take with us at our home. The visitors later gave us a lecture on the importance of trees to the community and what it can do to us. We were so happy that we had got the visitors and gained alot from them.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Green World

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Shinyalu, Kakamenga, Kenya
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