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

Hope Restoration

My name is Brian Mulira. I am 17 yrs old. I am a student at MUkumu boys high school. I am currently in form three. I remember about some two years ago in form one, one day I was about to drop out of school. The main reason for this is that I did not have enough school fees to help me proceed of with education swiftly. Both my parents are not working and thus we are generally poor. I then heard of an organization named 'UFUNGUO CHILD ROLE MODEL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE' which was willing to pay school fees for those bright but needy students. I informed my parents of it and they took a further step to go and check for an inquiry. They looked at my performance, concluded that it was good and thus started paying school fees for me. I am now okay, moving on swiftly with my education and hope that I am going to succeed in future


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Ufunguo Child Role Model Development Initiative

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  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Lurambi, Kakamega, Kenya
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