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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:

Sir Mwanah's Autobiography

I was born in a barbaric background,torn by poverty.my dwelling place was around shanties and slums where i was raised by fellow street children.Surely it is a living testimony to utter that now am no longer child of slum,but a son raisin of the entire society. Luckily i was picked by a well wisher whom i dont even i dont know him..To my surprise he took me to school and provided all my requirements.Schooling was not pleasing at the moment,but it dawned on me that it was my key to life.It was Until the success in std 8 that i discovered the two parties involved in my introduction to this tatters world.My parents claiming i was their son. i was their son but they never should have abandoned me.almost falling in the sewage system.i was welcomed by other street guys into the world of beggars. In a nut shell i pursued my studies and got a scholarship from the sane person to study in London on political science. As am writing this detail am the chief prosecutor in kenya

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khale, Trans-nzoia, 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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