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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:

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

It was during one of the fine days that we were out for a field work out mathare area where we were going to help out fellow youths in building up their own income generating activity. but to reach the area we had to cross over a wide stream of water and in this case it was a full of sower water meaning if you would trip and fall into the water you may get infected by the dirty water around the area there were youths who were busy cooking their "changaa" a brew famous in slums and if you would look at them you would say they are people who can not offer assistance but rather would harm one but they prooved us wrong by assisting us to cross over to the other side of the stream which saw us safe to where we were going thus changed our attitude towards them at the end of the day they also have a sense of care and love towards others what they do it's just their work.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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well-being
 
 
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nobody
the wrong
people
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succeeded
 
 
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