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

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Education is a vital asset that turns dreams into reality.It is the key to unlock the potential to lifestyle but this does not always imply to all.Zaddock was a boy brought up in Babadogo slums and being an intelligent boy he was enrolled t a nursery school where all teachers admired him.When it was time to join primary school a hush reality meet him since his parents couldn't pay the fees nor feed him.His mother had to work harder by doing laundry in th enext estate his father doing nothing and taking the money the woman made to drink local brew.Their being no other option he had to remain at home and take care of his siblings.It was in the year 2003 when free primary education was introduced.Many would have despaired goining back to school at an older age but he din't.He decided to go live with his grandmother who cherished education despite old.She introduced him to her friends at church and he got a sponsor.He did his class eight and did well,he went to secondary school where after finishing he wants to become a social worker to fight for families facing challenges in the slums. The motivating factor is his mother and even more he has promised to better her life and help raise her siblings to greater highs.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • 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
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Baba Dogo, Nairobi, Kenya
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