Abir's Garden Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow


GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Luanda, Kenya
Map of A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED. It was one morning when i woke up and did all my duties as usual. As i was still doing my duties i remembered that i had to visit my friend. I hurriedly did my work and when i was through i went to my friends home. He welcomed me and told me that we had to go for a walk. I quickly hurriedly accepted since i had not gone to many places. We left and went to places i had not reached.We went on until we came to path where it seemed that no one passed through it.The path had started to growing grass. We stopped to see where the path led to. After a while we continued and when we reached a point we had cries from a bush. My heart started pounding because i did not know what could happen. My friend told me to gain courage so that we can save the girl from the problem she was in.We went into the bush and found the girl lying there helplessly, she had been raped.We carried her to the nearest hospital where she explained what happened. The people who raped her were caught and taken to jail.The girl ... Read more.
Related to project keywords: courage, welcomed, work, see, places

I Picked A Child

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of I PICKED A CHILD The little young boy lay uncovered on the dirty muddy path that led to Ponda raha bar. No one cared about the boy. Junior looked helpless as he spent his sleep on a chilly morning. He shivered continously as he hoped that someone would pick him. "But i can see something lying just infront of me" said one man as he stirgared and struggle to balance.The man was drunk and in his right hand, he held a bottle of beer.The man moved closer and touched the boy. Oh "he is asleep," he said I think i need to do something , "he said to himself. "Neighbours neighbours !" he started."Whose child is this? I ask again , neighbours, whose child is this?" Okey i will count one upto three. if no says the body is his or hers i will take the boy."He said "One i will take the baby away. Twoo!, the baby is now mine "come on young boy lets go, "he said as he picked the boy and stargered towards his fat car."Donn worry boy, i will take care of you. "he said. He drove home with the boy in the morning while talking to the boy he discovered the boy was deaf and dumb." Oh my dear deaf and dumb." he said surprised. On further discoveries he noticed that the boy's parents were dead. As the boy demonstrated, he clearly could tell that the parents were hunged. From that day he become the guardian to the junior and took care of him as his own son. Read more.
Related to project keywords: touched, child, come, just, see

From Scratch To Reaches

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of From Scratch to reaches It was a time in our community when death was paramount. Everyone was concerned with the affairs of their families. This was the time I think God had worked miracles as my grandmother asked for a place in mission to the fatherless by then it was starting to operate. We were taken to that institution where our lives changed completely and it had done so until it has brought in more needy chidlren. It had catterd for our need and every child has an opportunity level. They had touched many peoples lives as the organization would go out and show the film of Jesus to bring the sinners and unbelieving to God. This organization had made children to forget about the past as they are treated equally and well. We appreciate our almighty God for this Organization. Jackson. Read more.
Related to project keywords: touched, time, place, brought, families

Guing Back In Time

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of GUING BACK IN TIME ''Magan'' , wkae up, " Magans mother said. She was standing at the door of Magans bedruum. Magan woke up she was so confused. It is already six oclock. Aunt Hellen has just called , she want us to pick her up at Miritini to come celebrate christmas with us. Zafran said. Magans heart suddenly missed a beat. She was alarmed. She slowly sat up in the bed as she looked at her mind raced. Did sucseed in moving back time ? or was my encounter with Happalapa just a dream? Magan thought she continued to stare at her mother slender frame. She was in loose blue jean trouser a wite baggy cotton T.shirt. Zafran held back her long black hair with a black ribbon tired at the black. What is the matter are you ok? Zafra asked as she entered the room. Magad jumped out of the bed and hugged her mother. Zafra was suprised but happy gesture. Oh my happy child Zafra said as he hugged her mother. Do you have to pick up aunty Hellen Magan asked as she stepped back to look at her mother, yes your father and i have agreed to pick her up Zafran said. WRITTEN BY DIANA AKOSA. Read more.
Related to project keywords: child, come, just, long, said

Education Boosting

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of education boosting Spensans was a very cheeky boy,too playful and who had defeated everyone to put under control.As my son,i have tried putting under guard vain.however ECDE centre,i am amazed at the outcome.i do not understand what magic they have applied since from 2009 when i get him into the school he is so controlled.he has his mind directly constructively to learning and puts much of his concentration and even play time to anything related to school work.he reacts the alphabet even while playing.he does a lot of drawing and writing.this has brought a constructive charge and peace in our family John ambani. Read more.
Related to project keywords: peace, time, family, brought, play

Prevailance Come From The Fingure Of God

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kapsabet, Kenya
Map of PREVAILANCE COME FROM THE FINGURE OF GOD Alilili--lili, voices of women could be heard us usual when the seasons of initiation aproached.It was realy believed that no woman can become an adult without passing the knife rite.Although so extruciating but indeed, every zeal was upto it.Anyone could not raise a word over it as they realy believed in ancestrial curses that would befall them.I tell you believe you me you would hear some say.He who descends from the old age customs is a slave.Now do we want to be slaves? No, we don't. Indeed i could say that people were so myopia as they could not have a view beyond there nose.But lord God do not forsake hos blood.He raised a savior to the people who were now being meandered by the strong winds in the name of custom.The savior came from a humble family among the huts in the village.He had gone further in studies and had met the missioneries who had settled just beyond the ridges.He learnt the white man's magic and knew how to write and read.Although he faced a great opposition but i tell one from the fingure of God must prevail.No spear prevailed over he him.He preached the good news and people changed from their old age custom. Read more.
Related to project keywords: come, family, just, met, word

The Redeemed Glory Of Hope

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Lurambi, Kenya
Map of The redeemed glory of hope derick was brought up in a humble background His father struggled for a living to fund for his education but he could not.His salary did not permit him to pay the whole lumpsome fees for Derick.and the rest of the family who were still in primary.A well wisher was in time to save his education As we speak Derrick is in form two .Well funded and very bright boy thanks to the well wisher who own's the school .the well wisher pays school g for other 3 people ,. Read more.
Related to project keywords: family, hope, brought, thanks, speak
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Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, California United States

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