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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:

Single Parents

Many of the parents are single parents. Some had divorced, some are just single with only children, some fathers had left their wives up-country and stays in town with the children. There is a girl in mzesa academy who is staying with her father and the mother is up-country. The girl is in class four. This girl always goes to school without even applying jelly on her body. The teacher asked the girl why doesn't apply a jelly on her body; she said that her father has never bought for her. This made the teacher to buy for her vaseline which she now apply and atleast looks smart as a girl. Surely sometimes its difficult for the male parents to stay with the girls only in the house.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: INDIVIDUAL

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Soweto-kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
Map of single parents
 
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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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com