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

Creating Opportunity Out Of Poverty.

What I have been stressing is that it is important to have a plan, to have ideas, but really, these do not matter if they are not implemented. This is where Africa has failed and where, we you and I, have failed. We think great ideas, we spend hours discussing highways and then walk home on dusty or muddy paths. Implementation is key. One of the sponsers added a key point to a friend of mine, As Africans, we need to be true to ourselves. To do the best we can, so as to be the best. Earlier in his opening speech the sponser from UK echoed how Africa had embraced technology, how new way of communication including social sites like facebook and the growth of the ICT industry was transforming the continent and providing potential to all. As I am talking from the word of my speech, the friend of mine was taken by the sponser to United Kingdom. And now expecting better fruits from the country.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: District
This story describes a...
broad need
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Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
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