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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:

My name is Felix Were. I was born in 2001 to two parents but who did not both live long enough to sustain me. My mother died leaving me with a father who used to drink himself silly. He thereafter kept marrying woman after another but could sustain one for more than 3 months. As a result he ended up getting so many children. I found it unbearable and ran away from home to Kakamega town. I became a street child for a short while. I was the subject of beatings by the older street children before being saved from the street by Hope in Zion Child Care Centre. This came at the most timely moment. They saved me with provision of basic needs and education. I am now in class 4 doing well.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Religion

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mwiyala, 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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com