Help kids with facial differences become leaders

 
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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.

Inspiring Change

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Inspiring Change Everyone knows that inspiration creates hope for people,share wonderful insights that you have had through living your life.This helps shed light on possibities for others,and reassures people that we can learn, grow and improve enjoy the journey of being the best that you can be.That was the opening speech of our guest of honour Dr. Kidero C.E.O mumias sugar. during the prize giving day He made us come to task with what he had gone through to become one of the most sort after C.E.O.s and business leaders across the region. Read more.
Related to project keywords: creates, journey, change, learn, helps

Improve As Youths

By a female, under 16 years old, in Tranzoia East, Kenya
Map of Improve as youths It is important issue that have been affect the youths either negative or positive. The opportunity that many youths have involve in and succeed is TYSA.Most youths have involve in and engage in games such as football and volleyball.Many of youth have been succeed and gain knowledge that help them to improve their life. As students most of them have improve on their study as they continue to participate in games and they are well protects by the organization. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gain, negative, youth, youths, positive

Yoga Training

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Yoga training A friend of mine , Irene Auma narrated to my how their journey of traing people yoga begun.The aiid her two friends benefited in a training programme in which they were enrolted in basically about yoga.This learning experience has changed them lives completely,since they have utilized what the know and the skills acquired to change things in their society.Nowadays irene and her friends have turned yoga into their proffesion and are now generating good income as a result of this.They usually extend free seevices to sick groups like positive people physical and mental growth and renoning stress. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stress, journey, friends, positive, experience

Trust

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of TRUST There was an incident in mathare area whereby a father used to defile the girlchild in his own home, but the child was to afraid to even tell the mother since she was been threatened by the man he really trusted and could not have the strength to tell her mum thus suffered silently. It was during one of this fine days the mum discovered that the child was having difficulties while walking thus she checked her out to find the girl damaged which was devastating thus for him to come and find out that it was the husband was doing this it was difficult for her to accept but she was able to overcome the shame associated with such acts and was able to surrender the husband to authority thus saving her child and the child can confide with the mum. Read more.
Related to project keywords: accept, strength, child, find, days

Being Sick

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kitale, Kenya
Map of Being sick When i always fell sick even to a point where doctors showed by papers that should rest far because of the condition i was in,i never lost hope i made my friends believe that being sick is not the end of all things,i could wake up,encourage them,laugh with them until they wondered if really i was sick. This motivated many of my friends that even when one of them got sick they did say we want to be like you,to have the courage you have.This made my fellow friends to be strong by faith. Read more.
Related to project keywords: courage, friends, believe, encourage, faith

Hope Can Exist Where People Dont Think

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of HOPE CAN EXIST WHERE PEOPLE DONT THINK In two thousand and nine, there was a girl who had a FISTULA. This girl used to give out a very bad smell such that their friends rejected her and gossiped her.Even her aunt who was acting as her parent as she was a total orphen used to abuse her. This made the girl to be very gloomy all the time and in most cases what she could do was cry.I made the girl to be my friend just to tell me what was happening to her.She became frunk with me and told me her problem.I really felt for her and i first of all did was to advise her to gain her self esteem back then i went to my cousin and shared with him the problem of the girl. He was moved and decided to take the girl to the hospital for medication.Actually the girl was treated well in Kisumu general hospital and she recovered up to now she remained to be a best friend of mine and a very happy girl every where, any time. This even made h er aunt to change her negative attitude she had towards her. Read more.
Related to project keywords: self esteem, gain, time, change, friends

Politics

By a male, 31-45 years old, in N, Kenya
Map of POLITICS Politics should be having a positive impacton people lives but this is not the case.In Mathare politics can be seen to be cause of poverty Because of poliltics,People see themselves not as of the nation but as people of different ethnic groups. Ethinicity itself had caused dangers to the lives of most people because when people converse into social place,they group themselves in ethic categories.Politics has improved peoples lives in mathare even alittle bit.Government project have alwaus been interrupted by politicians who only favour their clans or ethnic groups.The biggest challenges is that people realy value and have almost made politicians their idols not noticing the negative result that politics has to their lives. Read more.
Related to project keywords: negative, different, see, positive, social

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Organization

AboutFace

North York, Ontario, Canada
http://www.aboutface.ca

Project Leader

Anna Pileggi

Executive Director
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Where is this project located?

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