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

Lack Of School Fees

Many young people will love to acquire the knowledge and have a bright future,but lack of fees lacked many of them out of the expectation and dreams.When i did my standard eight exam and acquire good marks that some admitted in a provincial school, i had no hope of continuining with study.Especially after one relative of mine convienced me to apply a busary for me.My community come together and carried fund raising,but the amount contributed was not really enough to pay first term fees and also purchase the items that was required loan clearly remembered.I was given uniform on debt after along interview from the principal.I thank to him.My brother in-law comwe in second term and started paying for my fees.I have studied until form four the year 2009 and scored a good grade that will enable me to join a higher institution on normal basis.He has really changed my life and given me reason to study.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: MR.VINCENT

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 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mbale, Kakamega, Kenya
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