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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:

Rehabilitation Of Street Children

My name is Daniel Aseka. I am a total orphan as both my parents died while I was still very young. My experience for the last 7 years has been one full of despair and confussion and it has not been for fun for me to opt for the street life. I came to the street life of Kakamega town when I was 89 years old(I am now 12). I have relied on borrowing and collecting garbage to survive. I had only tested class 1, was bright but could not go on. Recently a social worker from WEAEP came to my aid. She counselled with me and took me to a centre where arrangements would be made for a temporary accommodation before being re-integrated and be taken to school or be provided with skills course. I would find it still challenging because now that my desire has shot up for learning getting a sponsor to help me get a place of stay and to go to school would be very good for me.

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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 knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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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: 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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