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

School Fees Payment

My name is Jude Akhonya. I am a form one student at Kakamega High School 15 years of age. I remember during prayer day last year, by then I didn't know who will pay my school fees in high school. Since I was totally unable due to poverty in our home. Luckily a certain organisation which had visited us that day promised that whoever was going to be the best student in the K.C.P.E exams in the school, his/her school fees would be paid by that organization. I then saw some hope cause at least I was seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. I entered the exam contagiously and worked had throughout until it was over. When the results were out I couldn't hide out my joy because I had happened to be the best student. My school fees is now being paid by them and I am happy.


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  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • 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 more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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