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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:

Helping Girls To Go To School

Sometime time back my community used to resent the idea of girls going to school as they deemed it to be a total waste of time. So many girls wasted their brains sitting at home while boys could go to school.It was really bad.However it is good that someone noticed this and came head on to adress the issue affecting the entire area.The government and several NGOs have have then started eduating the people on the importance of taking both children to school (boy and girl).The perception is now changing and so the situation is gaming ground.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: WEWASAFO

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 knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw 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 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Shitaho, Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Helping girls to go to school
 
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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