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

Right To Education

The circumstances that led to the high number of students to drop out of school was wanting.Their was need for urgent steps to curp this terrible trend that was now a hinderance to basic fight for basic fight of a child's Education.The girls were being forced to go into early marriages ,some fell pregnant while in school,others just lazied in the villages without anything to do. This called for urgent need from our local elders government adminstrators, parents and guardians to call in a meeting went on well and everyone was told the importance of education in the community.How education us the only way out of poverty.Our local chief called for more barazas together with a local N.G.O WEWASAFO,put their efforts to see that the children go back to school and get the necessary education.Our elders did see the importance of education with interaction with the educated people,who had come to give this important lesson.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Wewasafo

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Lusumu, Kakamega, Kenya
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