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

Hard Work Pays And Never Goes Unrewarded.

It was during December holidays when the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) were to be announced.Everyone was as eager as a bridegroom to hear what he/she had done for the past eight years.Those who had not studying had butterflys and they couldn't want to hear the result.Finally the long awaited day came.People could open their radios or television to hear the results.Mr Otwoma who was the education minister announced the results and in a great surprise,the boy who topped with 450 marks was from a poor family which couldn't make both ends meet.The boy had actually pass with flying colours but the problem was who could pay for his school fees and other expenses.He just stayed home doing nothing while others were going to school.Few days,one rich person whom had had the boys story decided to pay for his school till he finish his education in university.The boy continued working hard and he is a pilot.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to personal esteem

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Chavakali, Kakamega, Kenya
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