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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:

The Journey

There was a man who controlled a big turnable bridge . For ships to pass through river . the bridge was placed with its length running parallel with the bank. At other times, a train would need to cross the river . the bridge was turned sideways across the river. One evening, as the passengers train was approaching, the man realsed that the locking control on the riverside was not working. he ran over the bridge to manually hold the cover in the place , or else the 300 passengers would plunge into the river. thes lives depends on his strength. Then from across the bridge he heard his son shout "Dad, where are you?" The train wass too close to allow the man to see and rush both to the lever. Either there people nor the rain or his a little son. must die.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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