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

Looking For A Better Future

Having been elected as the Kenyan president in the year 2003.Resident Mwai Kibaki looked deep on the need of education.In most schools,school fees were paid and this was a demerit to the economically disadvantage and hence their children could not get education and had to either stay home or look for employment.Having realised that this was a major issue and a challenge to the country,he decided to declare all primary schools free and children would enjoy the free primary education.Many parents took their children to school,an issue that has led to the success of many in the country and around the globe.The plan is still giving on and many students have been able to persue their dreams through this plan.He received several letters thanking him for his project.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Uganda, Kenya
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