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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:

Jitegemee Steeet Children Program

It was about five months after i did the certificate of primary education. My parents had no money to take me to secondary school. Within those five months, problems was too much and i decided to look for a job. I went into Machakos town and i didnt got a job. I slept in the street with another street children. I used to hve breakfast, lunch and super in the dustbins. One day as i was passing near one supermarket i met with a woman. She asked me whether i wanted to be helped. She bought me good food to eat. After that she told me that there was a school that used to help children those who are in problems. She directed me up to the place where i found a black gate. I was very frightened thinking i would enter the offices being dirty i was. But with courage i went straight to the offices and found happy teachers. I told them all my problems and i was welcomed with open arms.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Induvidual

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mwatua Ngoma, Machakos, Kenya
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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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