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

Willing To Learn

Mseza day care centre is a community school found in a slum based area called soweto in Nairobi,Kenya. The pupils in this school mostly come from a poor background and can rarely afford to pay their school fees.It is like they are learning for free.The few who can afford to pay cannot maintain the teachers salaries. Maintainance of teachers has been a big challenge in this school for quite a long time.A teacher comes with a willing heart to impact something in the pupils life in terms one,but this does not go for long,why? 1.It is difficult for the teacher to deliver his/her service with an empty stomach and also it is quite difficult for the same teacher to teach a pupil who is hungry too. -This has lead to many drop outs in the school. 2.The school lacks teaching materials among other things. Something has to be done in order to help these pupils from the less unfortunate families lead a normal life just like any other child with help of their willing teachers and headteacher.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
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