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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:

Intoxication Through Substance Abuse/street Life Experience

Usually when one gets into the web of becoming a street child it is never their wish. Circumstances force it but with time the experience later takes control captivating one into confussion by intoxication. My case, Alex Ninja is one i regret after being subjected to this sort of life for over 5 years since 2004. When WEAEP came to rescue me in 2009 it was a mixture of releif and interruption as this was now my of life. WEAEP had to really labour and i thank god for the counseling and material support. I have now retraced my normal way of thinking. Having given up in life and distorted every manner of reasoning and proper use of brain through substance abuse, this is what has given WEAEP or anyone else who tries to help me a difficult time to handle. since I am now 18 it makes it even more complex adjusting to a new order but i believe i can obtain a course for life skills and work.

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Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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