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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:

Njoki's Iddleness

Njoki finished high school and she had nothing to do at all. In her life she has always been a good looking girl who did not like what most of the idle girls do before she finsed high school. After finishing high school she got bored due to the idleness in the house. She had nothing to do and these got her deep in the mind thinking of what she should do now. It was clear to her mind that there is nothing she can do and this led her to start hanging out with men who were not at any point thoughtful or focused in their life. When a friend of her s saw her getting these far she called her to join and start dancing with jabe dancers to help her utilise some of the leisure time she had. Dance got into her and she found herself spending most of her time dancing.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jabe Dancers

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com