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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.

Insecurity

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kirinyaga, Kenya
Map of INSECURITY Security is one of the fundamenta human rights in Kenya. However, moat Kenyans never found security a priority because the institutions that are meant to protect them are the ones that victimise them. An example is the mingiki in kirinyaga. This is an area that have been affected by the gang for several years and it has led to loss of several lives, rape cases, kidnapping of school children and even loss of property through robbing with violence. Though the government declared the mungiki an illegal gang group, it has been overwhelmed by the actions the gang and its attempt to stop have been futile. Due to public outcry, there should a special branch as security personell to protect people against illegal gangs. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gangs, actions, overwhelmed, years, due

Principals Told To Promote Unity.

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of PRINCIPALS TOLD TO PROMOTE UNITY. The Kenyan headteachers have been urged to incultate patriotism and nationalism among students. The national cohesion and intergration commission chairman, Mzalendo Kibunjia says teachers were in a better position to instill good values in students because they spend 90 percent of their time in learning institutions. He says that the education center will be a key drive to bring nationalism and promoting culture of excellence and promoting culture of excellence and pursuit for learning students make a big percentage of the nation and are,therefore crucial to national unity. He says the youths are the ones who can build and destroy a nation. He reminds us of the post election violence,where the youths were used to fight each other and because majority spend most of their time in schools,teachers should guide them on good values. He also is encouraging the teachers to ensure students use the two national languages english and kiswahili in school. To promote patriotism through theatre. Read more.
Related to project keywords: theatre, values, spend, time, two

The Disturbance Thieves

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE DISTURBANCE THIEVES In our society there lived a youth who joined a group of gangs after being disloyal to his parents. He used to attack people at night and grab their properties. They attacked the people daily that no one could allow his or her children to go out past nine o'clock. One day they were caught by policemen at night on their way to steal. They were taken to approved schools to continue with their education. At the schools they were taught on the consequences of stealing. They were given hard jobs that would make them suffer. they did all the work around the environment, they also cooked for themselves. At the jail the group of three thugs including John were aways beaten up that they respected their teachers and the policemen. People from different organizations brought gifts and presents to them. During their exams, anyone who became top in the class was punished differently with the others. After they finished serving in the jail, John and his group came back home learning a lesson. Since that day John changed his behaviours. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gangs, parents, work, schools, environment

Churchill Live

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/ Starehe, Kenya
Map of CHURCHILL LIVE Churchill live is a comic live show that takes place at carnivore in Nairobi. Its host Daniel Ndambuki sets the pace for the entire performance of the night with a lot of hilarious comic stories. Throughout the show different commedians are given a period of 5 to10 minutes to showcase their talents to the eager audience. The lineup commedians are paid for their talents thus the show has been a source of talent to some people like them. During the show prominent leaders and aspiring artists and leaders are also brought in for interviews,during this time they unleash their manifest to the public,the achievements and the challenges that they go through in their daily lives. The show has a programme called the chill corner which stands for abstainance. They walk to different schools,churches and homes to preach abstainance to the teenagers. Read more.
Related to project keywords: achievements, time, live, different, lot

Damping Sites

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi/ Starehe, Kenya
Map of Damping Sites When we visited Pumwani area we were really dramatised of what we saw. There is a damping site just were the people live. When we arrived there were four lads just at the damp site,bare footed and were picking and sorting the litter and playing with it. There were also some dogs and cattles,who were also feeding at the litter. This really dramatised us,because the kids were exposed to the hazard and this could endanger their lives. We tried to talk to the parents the danger they were exposing their children into but because of their ignorance they said that the kids are being used to that environment. After coming back to the office,we wrote a latter to the city council,were we had to ask them to fence the damping site in a way to regulate entry of people moreso the kips and some animals like cattle,since they were endangering their lives. Read more.
Related to project keywords: exposed, parents, kids, live, just

Our Colourful Environment

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of OUR COLOURFUL ENVIRONMENT There are many colours in Kenya. Different people like different colours and alot of them wil even have their favourite colours. Colours brighteen the world that we live in. Colour is an element of art and disign and has many uses it is used to describe the actual appearence of something. They can also be used to express something. The colour that people wear during caremonies can tell the nature of the celebration Colours have symbolic value. The Kenyan flag has four different colours that stand for various values. Religions too have colour symbols. The Muslim faith has green as its symbol while the catholics have white and yellow as their symbols. Our hospitals are also painted in cream, light green and light light blue coz these are cool colours and they give a feeling of calmness and relation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: art, values, live, give, environment

A Hard Experience Of Street Life

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A HARD EXPERIENCE OF  STREET LIFE My name is Duncan and i stay in kakamega town and spend my life on the street.Our base (sleeping site) is in scheme.i borrow food from people across the day.on some days i can be lucky to get enough money to buy breakfast,lunch and even supper.But there re many days when no one gives you even a single penny.Our problems are numerous and there are many who hate us.some of us are very harmful and do destroy a lot of property or just steal.some street children have grown into the worst robbers and thugs.i hate to take that route myself. There is man of God who has been preaching to us.He is called bishop Mabwa.He says he also used to stay on the street but his life got changed and he got born again.now he has a car,a big church.In 009 he took me to his church and prayed for me.i have started being guilty about wrong doing.if i had a well wisher willing to provide me with accommodation (shelter and basic needs) i would wish to be rescued to learn how to make my future bright. Read more.
Related to project keywords: worst, spend, gives, just, lot

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Dalys Rodriguez

Panama, Panama

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