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

Girl-child We Can

In my society, women are always considered to the weaker sex. In most cases they are not taken to be very serious people in the society. Education which is a fundamental item in most peoples life is seen as what is hindered from them accessing it. The girl-child has been deprived off the knowledge thus has enhanced of her loosing meaning in society. the society saw an urgent need where the girl-child would be motivated so as to make here more of economic use to the society. A kit was developed by the villages where a couple of money was kept so that those who were performing well in their studies would be able to be rewarded. By doing so every female student in the area was motivated to do their best inorder to suceedd and follow the suit of well-known women in the area.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Matende, Kakamega, Kenya
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