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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:

An Attempt To Save A Street Person From The Street

My name is Erastus Lukale. I am 24 years old. I have lived a bitter life, after my parents separate ways. They both remarried to different people. I was left desparate and confused. I joined street life at the age of 13 years old. I have experienced all the challenges that street life can offer and also been cheated a lot. My name has been taken by different people promising to help me but in vain. Even the government has cheated the one. However WEAEP tried to help me in 2009 by getting me to their centre for counselling and providing me with basic needs for some time. I was unable to cope with the life there as I worked the odd one out at my age so I decided to run away back to the street again. I am needy of training and I desire to acquire life skills in mechanic and driving.

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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 indifferent
  • 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: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega Central, 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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