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

Run For Safety

My teacher had already told me that I was going home. But my question was why? They never told me the reason so it looked like I had to think by myself. To be honest I was very much worried and couldn't even do anything right. I was too confused and didn't even understand anything. I knew that something bad had happen but I didn't want to be pesimistic by any chance. So I had to travel from school to home. The distance was so far.BONDO to NAIROBI. I left school at one pm and arrived in Nairobi at twelve midnight. During my journey During my journey, my sitt-mate was not bad. I mean a gentleman. He offered me tea but I refused, but later gave me money to compasate for the tea. How was I to refuse it was just money. But I thank God he had no bad intentions. Our driver had bought for me food (chips) and I couldn't refuse since I wasn't spending any of my money. But ti him he had second thought. He wanted me to go with him from the main town. Was I so stupid to even do such a thing. Something bad was really happening and I just had to go. When we had stopped there he came out . Now this was my chance.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Kenyatta Streets, Nairobi, Kenya
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