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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:

Books First

Books, Books, Books. These are things that made me stressed up and frustrated at that time I wanted to take my KCSE certificate. I desperately needed the certificate because I wanted to try and join the army in this year's army recruitment. However when I went to my school, I was told that I had to repay three textbooks which I had lost while at school. I actually didn't know what to do because at the moment I really didn't have any money but thanks to my grandfather Mrs Hazael Okwero who gave me the money to buy the books which I took to the school and I was able to get my certificate.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

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 security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: St Mathias Boys Sec., Busia, Kenya
Map of BOOKS FIRST
 
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