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

An Inspiring Story

Charles Washiali Omutimba was a very poor boy compared to any body else you could imagine of. He was a bright student at primary level and pursued her education and passed highly at Shitoto Primary school. He was called to join Nyang'ori High School.At first, his chance to join a high school was being wasted up because he lacked the shopping and the school fees altogether. Fortunately, the doors opened up and a person devoted to pay his school fees. He successfully schooled at Nyang'ori until he reached form four. When he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) he passed and got a B+. Omutimba lucky enough the sponsor once again devoted to pay his school fees with some help from Higher Education Loans Board (H.E.L.B). Again he successfully finished his course study and graduated to become a high school teacher at Got-Rateng High School in Kissi. Omutimba's life gradually began changing from that time he was employed till now. He has married an educated working woman who has also boosted his life highly. At this time, he has gone for further studies in Kenyatta University to pursue Masters degree.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shitoto Village, Mumias, Kenya
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