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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:

No Work For The Youth

girls in kibera are taken advantage of to get jobs anywhere in nairobi but it seems that there is no one to fight for them. i gathered a story from one of my good friends and she was telling of a day when she went to search for a job in town in a certain office. the first thing she was told was to give her body inorder to get at job but because she believed in her dignity she refused and decided that she is not going to take the job. i think that the girls in kibera will never get away off their problems unless they give there body for a job opportunities and this is not even looked at by the kenyan government or any other person. but i believe that some of this girls have the qualifications to get the jobs and more but they are denied because of racial discrimination. i only pray that an individual or any person to come out and stand for the youth in kibera or even from other poor places and slums.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kianda, Nairobi, 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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