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

An Assistance To Commemorate

At one time the Mashimoni Squatters Primary School looked so untidy that nobody wished to take hos or her child there.These was not until DRr Ann Gloag with the help of Balgraig Foundation came to their rescue. The school was apprehended and provided with learning facilities such as textbooks,uniforms and many others.Hundreds of pupils from Mashimoni Squatters' have, benefited from the building of the dining hall because now they can have their food while sitting on benches unlike the past on desks in classes. Ann Gloag, who also won the susan B. Humanitarian award,has granted atleast everybody in Mashimoni school with Bursaries which has helped them learn without stressing about the school fees. Now you can see the beauty of transformation between 2007 and 2010.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kibera Mashimoni, Nairobi, Kenya
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