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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:

Female Circumcision

A girl in maasai land feared the female circumcision and decided to seek refuge somewhere else.This affected her studies as she was not going to school. After suffering for more than two years in frustration and deppresion an organisation was introduced in maasai that tried to curb the issue of women circumcision.Through this programme this girl was enrolled and this saved her as she had ran away at the tender age of twelve and in standard three. She joined school and right now she is doing well with her studies.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Insinya, Kajiado, 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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