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

Dream In Life

The dream I had in life was to be a musician and to be a good musician one should have attended school to learn more in music. My hope was almost gone both of my parents couldn't support me in school because they are separated and my father is a drunkard. I lost school resorted to selling and doing other things not worth to mention for money and one day when I was moving in town looking for what to do. I heard over the radio that "ker kwaro Acholi" need young people who could sing and dance traditional songs.I went straight registered and started practice and the fact that I was performing well, one of the white women took interest in me and now she the one sponsoring me in school and my music am I local musician who is happily in school balancing music and study.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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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: Gulu, Amuru, Uganda
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