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

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Shelter children Rehabilitation center in Ngong is an Organisation which has inspired my life since they brought me up.It was long since my mother left me alone in my grandmother in soweto around kayole .I had no clue of where she went nor my father was up to date .I had no one to cater for me i yet i had no started schooling .life became hard and stressful. Since i had no brother nor sister i decided to work away and join my fellow street children where i grew up, i ate what i got and used to sleep in sucks .in the street people are abused in each and every way like raping, being beaten but could not talk. Actually, i abused some drugs e.g glue and could even smoke, this is because i had no optional and l got used to life.I used to collect money around commercial, Gikomba and Marigiti.One day some people from no where came and picked some of us and took us to Karioko in Karioko in Kayole including women and even children.I stayed for some years and was taken to pendi kezo letu in Thika and stayed for one year .In 2003 i was taken in shelter children home and it became my home .I joined school and i try my best to achieve my goals . Thank God the centre has helped me found some of my relatives of whom i had forgeten because i was small and cant rember them


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Street, District, Kenya
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