Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Male Circumcision

In his attempt to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Homa Bay District Dr. Jean Pierre Dircadine, a graduate from the University of Burmingham with doctorate degree was unable to fulfill his mission. Homa bay is one of the leading towns in Kenya with HIV infections and AIDS victims. In his opinion, Dr Jean Pierre explained that the foreskin of a male reproductive organ is soft and can get cracks while on the act. So he wanted the people of Homa Bay to get rid of their foreskins as this must reduce chances of HIV infection by almost 50%. they declined and even chased him away saying that that doctor wanted them to copy a custom that was not theirs.


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  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Homa Bay, Kisumu, Kenya
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