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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:

School Pupils

the primary school pupil had now turned into movie addicts and at times,they would leave home for school only to end up in cinema halls.As a parent,i was also affected because my son was now the worst of all.there was a time when he didn't go to school for a whole month though he left home with school uniform.when the news came to me,i was absolutely shocked and when i went to school to confirm the headteacher told me it was true.I tried to enquire from my son but he was hard to give and answer and so i resulted into beating him up and when he saw i would not give up on him until he told me the truth ,he opened up and told the headmaster and i the truth.he even reveled that he was not the only one and we decided to get deep into the issue.so one day we abruptly got into about ten of cinema halls in town in the company of the district commissioner,district education office,area chief,area education officer and some few parents and what we found out shocking,most of people there were school children who had stolen many from their parents just to come and watch movies in this cinema halls.After this one day surprise investigation and visit to cinema halls ,a meeting of district executives was called and a directive issued to close all cinema halls in town.from that every moment things changed,performance improved and schools became strict on pupils

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  • I was affected by 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: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
 
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