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


Calvary is an institution that was opened by a group of American's who visited Kenya one day for a vacation and went to Kibera to view the second largest slum at first it was fun for them but when they entered the interiors they were filled with pity of the conditions that the slum dwellers,they decided on Calvary Institution. They choose the name Calvary because it was the place where Jesus ressurrected so it was like slum dwellers were being over 500 students and has a good programme for school feeding which has really helped me alot, they also provided for my uniform and shoes and i am really thankful for their help.I now go to school everyday and my grades have really improved. I would really like to thank the Calvary organisation because without them i would not get an education, i passed my end of year exam and i want to be a doctor or a surgion when i grow up.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kichinjio, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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