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

The Helping Attitude

In the village of Chavakali there was a boy who was called Ngaji.The boy did his Kenya National Examination and passed very well.He was called to Starehe boys center but lacked fees to join secondary because he came from a poor family.The villagers insisted the chief to look for the organization to keep the boy continue with his studies.Luckily the chief found the world vision organization and asked them to help the boy and they agreed to pay him school fees upto the masters level.The community also sat for a meeting and agreed to raise funds to help buy the school requirements.The boy joined starehe boys center and had hoped of being a craft engineer.The boy was very determined in his school work and after his four years course in secondary school he emerged the best in the whole nation.He joined Kenyatta University and after his masters degree he went to England for further education and he is now the well know engineer dealing with aircraft in kenya.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: World Vision
  • Related to World Vision

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Chavakali, Kakamega, Kenya
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