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

Ending Illiteracy

illiteracy is the greatest hinderance to employment hence does not promote development. Most Kenyans are still illiterate mainly because of the high requirements needed for education. Some areas dont even have formal schools yet some have the schools several kilometers away from their homes. This makes the schooling process a tidious and tough one. Non-governmental organization have tried setting up or supporting the existing schools to expand yet there is still a lot of work to be done. The distribution of schools in Kenyan districts is not equal. This makes it difficult for other people to get even the basic knowledge that is offered in primary schools. By increasing the number of schools, the government and Kenya as a country will be able to deal with the issue of the illiteracy because almost everyone will be able to deal with the issue of illiteracy because almost everyone will be able to easily access the schooli9ng and other educational facilities that are useful.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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