Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Beggers Along The Road

Jeniffer was very intelligent young girl. She was the only girl in her family. Her parent brought up in christian family way. When she was ten years old, she made friendship with a naughty girl called Glender. Instead of going to school they were to go begging along the road. Sometimes they were beaten up and would go home looking miserable and hungry. Finally Jeniffer parent discovered that she was not attending classes. One day her mother followed her after she left home to school she found her with her friend running up and down the road begging. She got hold of her and took her to school where she learnt that she did not attend school for two months. Jeniffer was taken to approved school where she learnt under very hard conditions until she completed her primary education. She had chosen a bad friend and had wronged her parent by cheating that she was going to school. She changed completely and never lied again.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Community

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Ngando, Nairobi, Kenya
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