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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:

Constitution 2010 In Western Kenya

Western water and sanitation Forum (WEWASAFO) is an NGO (registered) that is assisting the people in the Western Province of Kenya to understand their constitution. This is done through open air forums where few people picked to be taught about an issue and then send outside to do the same to others (Grapevine type of communication). This has actually helped so many people who did not know anything about the constitution. The constitution is even distributed to the participants and everything is explained to them to make them understand it better. To date no one in Kakamega can be deceived about it and people can hold talks about current issues affecting them and their country without fear because the confidence gained after reading the constitution.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: WEWASAFO

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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 self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: 4 Constituency In Kakamega, Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Constitution 2010 in Western 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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