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

Peer Group Influence

Paul was a special person when we came in the fields of academic. He changed not only his school mates but all students in the whole district. This made paul well distinguished by everybody although he was still young. Everybody knew very well Paul would join a distinguished university and pursue a special degree. The only unfortunate issue was that, paul came from an extremely poor family his high school fees was paid by grants by well wishers. when the examination results Paul scored straight As, a charitable organisation on hearing of him accepted to enroll him and catter for his university fees and all requirements provision. Paul was glad that all had gone well. Reality but faults, when he joined the university, he started drinking irresponsibly and later joined the bhang smokers. later on dropped out of school and became a useless villag hanger on. Wellwishers and the organisation had done their best. due to his own faults


  • The organization most involved in what happened: community

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Dandora, Embakasi, 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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