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

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Voices of Home started in the year 2006. it is a children band that draws its membership from the slum of Nairobi. It has six members who are boys. The band started because they are active members of Mathare Youth Sports Association. Their co-ordinator George Nderiu put them together as a band to see how they could work together. because they had a common talent of singing. They had to have a livelihood. They prefer to spend their time training their voices even when they don't have a show rather than engaging in social evils. as many kids from the ghetto do. They do music to express what they need to be corrected lie theft, murder, rape, poverty and bad politics. They have performed in many places and they have also won prices. Finally t hey finish by advicing other kids that what stands between them and fulfillment of theier dreams is themselves. We should all believe in our abilities and nurture what we are good at and always know that the sky is the limit. e can dream, but we have to chase after that dream.

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  • This story relates to self-esteem
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mathere, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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