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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:

Youth Who Decided To Go For Issue-based Politics And Abandon Shallow Ethnic Coalitions

When the season for political campaigns set in in 2007, ethnicity was used by our politicians as the galvanising and primary tool to mobilise political support. these caused different political inclination among people in the community which later resulted into inter tribal conflicts, where the youth were the most used as weapons of war. it took the effort of a local youth group which helped to unite the youth and remove the threads of ethnicity among them. the group also advised the youth to be involved in issue - based politics rather than shallow ethnic coalitions that will cause rivalry among them.

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Wajip, Lodwar, Kenya
 
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The story is about...
social
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economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
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the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
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temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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