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

Getting High School Sponsorship

I am Ian Bukeko. i am the only son of a mother, and born out of wedlock. i have never seen my father since childhood. I have been living with my mother and life has really been a struggle since my mother hasn't been having a permanent job. She has been doing casual jobs like cleaning other people's houses, washing their clothes etc. and at the end of the day, at least manage to put food on the table. i finished my primary school last year and fortunately passed very highly. However, I didn't have enough funds to continue with my high school education. I looked for sponsors everywhere but it was real hard to get one. Lucky enough I was taken to a certain Canadian organisation known as ACCESS by a friend. They heard my story and decided to pay my school fees. i am now in form one and happy with my life.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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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: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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