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

Some People Are Born Lucky

It so happened that a young man named Lukwago Geoffrey lost his father who suffered from AIDS for a short periods of time that was in1998 that was when he was in primary four. His mother who was just a house wife could not manage paying school fees for the boy so she decided to plead for financial help from the relatives who claimed that they had to help the elder children. Because in every cloud there is a silver lining,there was an organization that provided care for their children in the church. Geoffrey joined by registering in the organization, they educated him up to senior six, good enough he was clever boy and managed to get a government sponsorship. Geoffrey benefited from the organization because he was given clothes, mattresses, mosquito nets and foreign currency for good presentation in drama, academic excellence. Fortunately Lukwago is now helping his family including his elder brother.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Watoto Child Care Ministries

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  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Masaka, Uganda
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