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

There Is Hope For Tommorow

THERE IS HOPE FOR TOMORROW During the last days in high school there was a motivational speaker who came to Bungoma high school, in the year 2010,at third term.Though at the start of the session,it seemed humorous;but its conclusion,was absolutely humbling.His story began when he grew up in the streets,her mother being a prostitute;not that he wanted to but because of the upkeep of the motivational speaker and his brothers. Something that really touched me the most,is that his father also threw him in a pit latrine!For the sake of his safety,her mother had to leave.Her mother continued with this kind of horrible lifestyle,until she was diagnosed with HIV/AIDs,in the year 1999.Long story short,the most emotional part that made me shed tears was that her mother was placed to a room closed to the mortuary,since the virus had kept her mother into critical conditions;death or life.He told us he used to wash her,wastes and clothing where she slept until she succumbed.Narrating the story,I felt that he really missed her mom.the worst of all when he narrated this part of his story, he was in bitterness and sorrow on stage.But he left something that i will never forget.No matter where you come from ,your background,you can make matter what!he made me learn that; "................The greatest legacy is not what you leave for people- 'BUT WHAT YOU LEAVE IN PEOPLE.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to PEOPLE WHO AGAINST ALL ODDS,GET THEMSELVES TO THE TOP.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: It Was The Time When I Was I Bungoma High;, Bungoma North, Kenya
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