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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:

Drugs

Mombasa, a city well known for drugs with so many prominent people in the city financing the practice that has left so many youths and people in the city hopeless, irresponsible and without track of life. The old and the young, men and women have all been affected and hospitals get full because patients who have been adversely affected by drugs. In some parts of this city, (the narcotics) are like breakfast, lunch and supper which help survive on with this problem so much rampant in this coastal town,NACADA has come up strongly to help fight this problem. It has established rehabilitation centres where the drug addicts are taken care and taught on effects of drugs and even provided with food which is one of the major reasons why some youths get into this job. With this intervention by NACADA, the problem is being solved though at a slow pace but the results have started to be solved though at a slow pace but the results have started to be felt and most youths are turning away from drug addiction to live a life that is free narcotics and a life that is responsible.

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  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwembe Tayari, Mombasa, Kenya
 
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