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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:

Ignorance Kills Slowly

We were Living in a plot where neighbours lazy.The plot was very dirty but nobody cared. There was a sewer line passing infront of the gate.Some children were even walking in the sewer but still nobody cares.So one day one of the neighbour's children got sick.Her child was vomitting now and then. The next day my littly sister also got sick and had the same symptoms as my neighbours child. I knew it was sewer and litter causing all tis.I decided to clean the plot and open the sewer line.I did that for almost a weak and they also joined me.I was happy to see them doing the claening.My sister was now ok.We should not ignore small things because they might grow bigger than we thought.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kayole Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Ignorance kills slowly
 
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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