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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:

The 7th August 1998

If there is something i have hated is to work on stored buildings especially those beyond five floors or those buildings related to the US or UK embassy or buildings where high dignitories work. i remember vividly the 7th August 1998 as the armies finally pulled me out the rubbles completely disfigured beyond recognition. I had not known what had happened except for the loud explosion that i had heard and then my mind went blank as if something had hit me so hard and when i recovered i was lying under the rubbles until i was rescued and taken to Nairobi National Hospital where i received treatment.

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Events like these happen:

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to security
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Over 60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Former Us Embassy, Nairobi, 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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