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

The Hidden Potential.

I have learnt in a school full of abject poverty.No books,insufficient laboratory equipment among others.However,my parents were capable of buying for me school uniforms,and even paying for my school fees,although not even regularly. My friend John was a victim of so many circumstances such as lack of enough food at home,lack of uniform and school fees.During second term in form 2,he nearly missed the C.A.T examinations because of lack of school fees.I empathized with him seriously,. One day i collected him from home in the morning on my way to school.I took him to the principal and explained all the problems John was going through in life.The principal understood everything and promised to find a sponsor to John for his education. John worked well in school and passed highly in the national examinations and is currently a doctor.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: School

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to sponsor and principal

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Sondu, Kisumu, Kenya
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