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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:

Electronic Waste

Electronic waste rappers to those eletronic equipments which aren't fuctioning. Instead of dumping them, they are sold to the Silanga Youth Group, a youth group that has been given the contract of buying these electronic devices and taking them to their final destination. These electronic equipment can be used to make other equipments of the same kind, since some parts which aren't spoilt in the spoilt equipment can be transferred to other similar equipments which lack a small or little device to function. This has created work for the SYG youths and many people who get access to spoilt electronic devices are able to sell them to the group and earn a certain income.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: SYG

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Lindi, 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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