Soccer and school for 1500 Colombian kids at risk

 
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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.

The Magic Goat

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of THE MAGIC GOAT The magic Goat is an interesting folk tale of a goat and sheep who were great friends.One day they went on along journey.Along the way sheep was tired and wanted to rest.Goat confidently urged him to be patient as they were drawing near.They found a place to spend their night at Leopard's home. Leopard's generosity made wise Goat suspicious and he arranged on overnight escape.when leopard realised what his guests had done,he got disappointed.He searched for them by following their footsteps,which led to the river.But goat magically turned to a stone while sheep crossed the river.Disappointed,Leopard threw the stone across the river only for it to change to Goat! The book encourages wisdom.Every young reader must be wise when doing everything. The writer won the united Nations Education and science organisation(UNESCO) First prize for children's literature in the service of tolerance in 1999. Read more.
Related to project keywords: literature, tolerance, science, book, home

Oil Abd Petroleum

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of oil abd petroleum Oil is both a fuel and lubricants and they uses is widespread allover the world also oil is used to power vehicles & aeroplanes and machines to drive it way also many kenyans today use oil to generate electric which is used in lightening at home and also cooking and also certain petroleum chemicals are used in the making of drugs fertilizer and plastics. Read more.
Related to project keywords: uses, generate, use, home, way

Unity Is Strength

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of UNITY IS STRENGTH When people come together inspite of their religion rules or ethnic groups they can involve mountains and make wonders.In the village of Oruba who have not know peace for along time because of the ethnic gruops.There was a war for peace by the area senior chief Obiera ongando people accepted his law and were willing to enhance the spirit of forgiveness and reconsiliation.After the reconsiliation act there was agreat development.There was this formation of organizations and groups children attended school in peace and there was no more fight and they became one thing and they healped one another soon the ecomy of that village was stabouled. Read more.
Related to project keywords: rules, formation, development, area, peace

Sports Tournament

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Sports Tournament I have a story where community transformers hosted a tournament for soccer and whose purpose was to engage the youth in sports and at the same time create awareness about HIV/AIDS. The winning team in the tournament was awarded both a trophy and money. Those who participated in this event were very happy as well as those who were infected with HIV/AIDS virus as they felt called for. They felt despite their condition or state at least someone cared for them and this made many openly declare their status. Read more.
Related to project keywords: youth sports, soccer, purpose, time, happy

Playing Good Office Politics

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of playing good office politics Call it what you will. dirty games , unnecessary, strategic mirefield effice politics a fact of office life and is here to stay . The negative overtores that have accompanied office politics in the past make it sound likeits certainly not for the painhearted. Because of back press the politics game has gathered over the years ,its frowned upon and yet , here does exist such a thing as good office politics. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gathered, accompanied, game, years, playing

Think Before You Leap

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Eldoret, Kenya
Map of Think before you leap Once upon a time there existence a family called 'Balekhwa'. The family lived in western province of the Kenyan geographical area. The family used to live in a forest. One day there come a man who asked the family to collect all they have and give it to him. All people gave what they had. Few people refused but with time they all agreed to an extent of giving in their productive land. As time went by the family faced problem. They had no shelter. They tried to ask back their land but it was too late because the main man had already died. The remaining group advised the family to give in all they have and they shall be given land. some people gave in clothes and it led to nakedness. Since then i realized that you must think first before leaping. Read more.
Related to project keywords: violent, productive, time, given, main

Drug Abuse

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of DRUG ABUSE Drug abuse has being major problem in Kenya. It has caused many student to Drop out off school. too much freedom among parents also created the student to lack respect & moral. These Drugs are being supply By politician and other Business who spoil other people children. they also encourager theft in the county. Should stop these so as our generation tomorrow can be role model. Drugs lead to prostitus other immoral values. Read more.
Related to project keywords: values, generation, parents, lack, &
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Project Leader

Esteban Reyes

Bogota, Colombia

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