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

Muchanja School Construction

Schooling is normally a great challenge to young pupils starting schooling. They used to attend a school far away from their village known as Muchanja. In the year 2008, They were happy to be visited with a programme on classroom construction in their small school. The programme helped the school a great deal, they put up one classroom fully finished and constructed 2 latrimen for both boys and girls. After construction was over, the pupils who need to take hours to walk to Mugai village for schooling in their village. This made sure that they are not troubled with distance and hunger because most of them used not to go back home for lunch and instead carry a sugar cane stalk for chewing during lunch hours. For now this is a gone experience.


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  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Muchanja Village, Kakamega North, Kenya
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