Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Child Labourers

One day my friend Makena was coming from school to home a certain matatu came and stoped where she was.the man in the car got out and grabbed Makena and took her to the car.The man drove the car at terrific speed and told Makena that if she call for help he would kill her.After a short while the man stopped the car and ordered Makena to go out. The man handed Makena to an frightening woman.The woman told Makena that she would look after her child and do the house chores.This was the beginning of Makena's life.Two weeks later the woman took Makena to the tea plantation to work there.There in the tea plantation they work from 7'oclock t 6o'clock in the evening.She only get twenty shillings for her labour.Makena worked for one year. At the end of the second year the officer from children Department came to the tea plantation .They found that many children were there against their will.They arranged the children to go back to their homes.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to childrens right

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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