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

Back To School

I always felt bad to see my fellow pupils go to school while i remained behind to look after my father's sheeps,cows and cattle.It was to painful because i felt that i had a right to go to school something that my father was denying me and so one day i went to the chiefs camp to seek for help. I told him all my troubles and all that i was going through in the hands of my cruell father and all that time tears streamed down my eyes.The chief promised to intervene and it did not take long as he came home with police officers and got my dad arrested and arraigned to court where he was ordered to take me to school failure to which strict action would be taken and today am happy to go to school like my friends.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Angorom, Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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