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

The Money Picked By Wanjala

One momday morning,Wafula and Wanjala were walking to school when they found two one-thousand shillings notes.Wanjala picked the money The boys had never come across the such money.'What shall we d with this money?''Wanjala asked.''Share it of course .''Wafula replied.You take one thousand and i take one.If we brought sweets with it,we coudl give more than ten each of our classmates.''He nodded but Wanjala accepted to take the money to the headteacher.The headteacher asked him,'where did you get the money?"'Then Wanjala said that he picked on his way to school.Just after the lessons had started,Njagi the shopkeeper walked into the headteachers office.Then he asked headteacher,'Has any of your pupils reported any money on their way to school?I remember seeint two boys walking behind me.'' The headteacher told him about the money Wanjala had brought to the office. He took out the money from the drawer and gave it to Njagi.Wanjala was called to the office.Njagi thanked him and promised to buy him two story books.Wanjala went into his class very happy and his classmates were very flabagursted to see him so happy. Then following week Mr.Njagi brought him storybooks.And this teaches as that when we found something we should not use it because it would nolonger help us.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: School

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kisumu Wadiang'a, Kenya
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