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

Where There Is A Will There Is A Way.

Kamau was an initelligent boy,nevertheless he was strong enough to even kill an antelope by himself.People liked him but his parents did take much of concern with the boy.Instead of taking the boy to school they made him work on their shamba so that his father could earn what he would use to drink himself silly. His mother tried hard to secretly provide basic needs like food,shelter,clothing and at times sneaked him away from work and took him to the nearby school just to have his head 'feed'. When the father found out about that he would beat them up until they got severe injuries of which would not act as an excemption for the next day's work.Sight-seeing neighbours got tired and addressed the case to the court of law.Kamau's father was finally arrested and sentenced to sixteen months imprisonment. Kamau was taken to school and the mother given a job to push them through their life of hardship.I then came to understand the adage that goes,''Where there is a will there is a way''.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Childrens Need Care Associates

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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 less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Jericho, Nairobi, Kenya
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