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

Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold.

It was on a monday when deputy principal came out class to introduce a new classmate.Everybody wanted to sit with her. Whenever there was an exam she could emerge to top three.So everybody knew that she was bright.but the funniest thing is that i never saw her revising so i wanted to know her secret of learning and passing the exams. The end term exam was now approaching so i was following her every move to see where she would revise.I followed her until i found my self in a secret office i stand in one corner waiting to see her next move. Suddenly she went in and came out with exam paper she ran to the hall and put them in a bag.I was very shocked that's where i realise the girl had been stealing exams. I reported the matter to the deputy principle and they later searched her bag and found the exam paper,she was punished and sent home for one week. That is when i realise that everything that glitters is not gold.


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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
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