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

Slum Forever

Jonh Odera, a boy who was born in a slum, lived in a slum and still there. He started his school late at an older age of 8 yrs in class one, but this not only encouraged him but also motivated him. He worked very hard in school to achieve his best. He was among the top students in his class. By class five he was made a class prefect. He was a very good leader. After three years he did his K.C.P.E exams and got 312 marks out of 500. Unluckily, his parents could not afford to take him to a good school. He struggled hard to join a nearby High school still in the slums. He worked very hard in High school and got a C+. After high school he joined the kibera joint group where they helped the slum children with fee and clothing. Now John Odera is one of the respected members in kibera for helping people.


Events like these happen:


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I heard what happened in the story

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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: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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