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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:

Security In Village

My village was at risk with frequent attacks from robbers and wild animals especially at night.The chief organised for a meeting among the elders and later the youths to organised security control in the village.Several youths were appointed as vigilant and were expected to patrol the village at night so as to ensure everybody was safe .Since officers police could not come to the village ,the vigilant men were rendered unreliable since they had no weapons to scare of robbers hence needed support from police.After much disturbances ,by thugs the government built houses for Administration police plus a new chief office.New cops were brought in the area and all the troubles were reduced.The vigilant group had to quit their jobs and other duties delegated tp them.The area chief has now an easy time in dealing with community issues since security has been lifted

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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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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: Shirere, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
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relations
economic
opportunity
physical
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Who benefited from what happened in the story...
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nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
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