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

My Life Experiences

Tears of hopeless rolled down my spines when my father told me that my school fees was too much for him to pay so I was supposed to stop making it worse my mother passed on after the same week. My heart skipped a mighty beat and frigid sweat tricked down my face and armpits. I moved down in the farm sit down as i watch other students going to school. I knelt & knelt cross myself and asked why was all this happening to me. My older brother came to me and tell me not to stress myself. Before even my mothers burrial my father had married another wife. Thing seemed to fall apart to my mind that killing myself was not a solution. After three years of passing through many difficulties a villager that had mercy came to my home and talked to my father that he was going to pay me my school fees. Surely it will never ruin in me mind untill the Indian ocean change to be a grazing land.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Sinyereri, Tranzoia, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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