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

I Was Helped During That Time

Being with parents does not mean to be well off. I am a boy with all my parents but you can't afford that they cant hold me and the whole family. Due to that fact I had to look for some one who can help me to go to school. This was like this because my parents could not manage to pay fees for me. So I was registered in world vision to be sponsered. This organization offered chance to students whose parents are some how financially poor- So I was given that chance to be sponsered through out my studies. This organisation gave me books, pens. school bags and brankets. This organisation also gave me money for using as pocket money. And I am very glad because of that organisation I can now read and write. I can do all what I need although this organization is no longer working. Because is no longer working, it means that I need more helpers for better education.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I was affected by 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: Kyatalle, Masaka, Uganda
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