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

Unity Through Education

Mercy This girl comes from a separated family background he used to stay with the father who could not afford the secondary school fees. So when she finished std 8 I did manage to counsel the parents especially the mother whom I did not know or have never meet upto today over the phone on the need to help the girl go through the secondary level since the father had done primary and was now not able to afford that secondary fees for he still have another brother in primary. The mother accepted and took the dayghter, she stays with her and have paid for fees upto form 4 she did exams last year and expects results sometime this year. The family is also almost united since the mother can now call the father and talk over the phone after over 10 years of separation. The results of the girl is very important.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: My family

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Mihango, Nairobi, Kenya
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