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

Unbelievable Scene

I had my very best friend known as Opati .He lived some metres away from our home .He dropped out of school when still in class seven because of peer influence from his friends.His behaviour comenced changing changing as he was being spoilt by his fellow classmate who also dropped shool the same year. Opati never understood the eminent quip that states bad company ruins good morals.They engaged in drugs taking that lasted for a very long time.My friendship with him was made to stop because of his bad behaviour.One afternoon I was coming from town when I saw a crowd of people besides the highway.I was attracted and went to get the information little did i know that curiosity killed a cat.When I reached the place i found Opati my friend had been handcuffed was being tought on how to live in the society.I wondered and almost laughed because Opati was s thief and not being beaten by furious villagers but was being adviced .After advicing and giving him wise words he was left and went home.From that day,Opati was transformed and become different.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: Machine, Lugari, Kenya
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