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Bridging A Gap Between The Employer And The Employee.

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Uganda
Map of Bridging a gap between the employer and the employee. Zaaka when his parents died,he was in s.2 and had no way to continue with the studies because parents had no permanent jobs the time they were alive. All the left properties were shared among the family members. One day a relative entrusted him as a worker in his shop but he was not paying him salary instead was telling that his will be given to him at once.After three years,misunderstanding developed between the two people but when the worker asked for his salary for the period he had so far worked.the relative said he stole many of his properties so he is not entitled to salary.The situation became so hard on the worker's side.He had the idea to take the relative to court. His brother joined them to settle the matters and the worker said that even though he did not get salary and many of other properties ie clothes worthy sh 0.8m,He cooled down and left the work.Know he is having another work and is okey.He thank the brother who intervined to settle the matter. Read more.
Related to project keywords: employee, years, get, time, take

The Day I Will Never Forget In My Future

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kwanza, Kenya
Map of THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET IN MY FUTURE I was born in a certain village called Namanjalala in mulimani sub location Kwanza district trans-nzoia county and i was born in a family of six children and mau parent are called Hellen Simiyu Awour and Martin Simiyu Okwella but was unfortunately God take one of may parents who is my father when i am ten year old.I as first born in our family which we was left orphans in the village and in our home without any support of basic needs. After two years when my father have been died we got a big problem with family member which they need to take our property e.g a small piece of land which we were left to sold it and yet they don't give us any support concerning the school, food, cloth, security and medical. Atmost good faith samaritan come one day in our home ina village of milimani area and tell my mother who is a widow that he want orphan children in her organisation to go and support them.When we have like that we were happy and my mother realised us to go with him so that he can give us support concerning school. and when we go with him he started to make us as a slave that we do all the work so that he can help us. Read more.
Related to project keywords: family member, take, support, may, want

Sudan War

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SUDAN WAR The Sudan are fighting and voting for president in there country for the seat to see who will take over that seat these time no peace in there country becoz everybody want that seat to rule there country there, by the end of these month we shall no the president of that country who voted well. Read more.
Related to project keywords: rule, country, time, take, month

Sokomoko's Alcohol

By a male, under 16 years old, in Tranzoia, Kenya
Map of SOKOMOKO'S ALCOHOL It was for a full month when the police tried to help rub off the habit of drinking all day and all night. They tried their best but all went off in vein because the drankers started hiding whenever they go to drink. They even changed the way they called there illegal drink which was 'changaa' into spirit. Worse came when the president signed the document to allow the brew. Nowadays many people in the village of SOKOMOKO have become flambergasted due to the breweries they take oftenly. It has been very rare to find a person in that village who does not drink the alcohol. We as the people in Sokomoko who understand the situation may erge the government to help the people around there control the alcoholic brew. The new constitution should bring new changes and improvement. We don't want an alcoholic nation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: due, take, month, may, want

Once Beaten Twice Shy

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Khwisero, Kenya
Map of ONCE BEATEN TWICE SHY After the struggle of youth in the villages ,the government announced j job opportunities for the youth which they called "KAZI KWA VIJANA". They showed up and worked allover,the roads were trimed,fish ponds were dug and this motivated many youth who had lost hopes in getting job opportunities. Although they worked with all their hearts and did the work to their best they were very much disappointment during the time of payment whereby the people who stood for them (the contractors) .The youth were not payed the way they were expecting and this demotivated them until now any job announced they are not free to get it,as they do fear the heads (contractors) getting their money as they say,"KAZI KWA VIJANA PESA KWA WAZEE .". Read more.
Related to project keywords: payment, get, time, way, struggle

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Mercy for Me

Bethesda, MD, United States

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Jason Bryan

Bethesda, MD United States

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