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

School Drop Out

Kipsand is a student who schooled in Kipsang Primary school in Mt.Elgon. His parents were unable to pay for his school fees yet he was bright in his academics. After his KCPE exams,he scored highly and he had to go to Mangu Boys High school.UNICEF organisation planned to pay for him all the needs he wanted and even chater for his family members. Before even Kipsang reached in Form 2,because of bad friends and bad influence,kipsang became a bad boy and even dropped out of school.He started taking bang and alcohol.His parents tried to advise him on the truth deeds but it fell in deaf ears.He ended up stealing from the peoples house and also his parents. Kipsang even chased his parents away whenever he was drunk and threatened them to kill them. This behaviour continued untill kipsang realised that whatever he was doing was not right.By the time he realised his bad influence,it was too let to go back to school and he regreted for losing such a free sponsorship.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: UNICEF
  • Related to UNICEF

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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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
  • Location: Kapsokowny, Mt.elgon Kapsokowny, Kenya
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