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


In 2007 when I was in class six there was a problem of fee which made me and other students uncomfortable in school. Suddenly, a group of people came in a town called Mango in Hamisi District. They claimed that they had to sponsor those students who don't have enough money to pay school fees. Many people in the community were happy but they was only one consideration you must pay registration fees which was 6,000 Kenya shillings and your son will be paid school fees until further studies. Some parents like mine and other could not afford to make it and they made debt to save their children to learn and have comfortable life in future. After taking every document they needed, they said that they were taking to managing office to make arrangement to pay the school fees and said they will be coming in two weeks. They gave us their telephone number. After two weeks people waited now it was after month while the number were wrong. To date they have never come.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Community

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • 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: Chavakali, Mago, Kenya
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