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


One day as me and my brother were walking home from school.We passed by the school canteen and bought a snack and started walking home while telling each other how each had got cained because of failing in homework. As we crossed the road suddenly a tree year old child ran before us and a speeding car knocked him down.We were statled and shaken but was able to get the number plate.This is because my mother used to tell us even when we get in a car we should always try to get or remember the number plate. We were near the child hence we rushed to help him. with the help of a woman who was selling vegetables at the road side we rushed the child to a nearby clinic.After the child was checked were happy to know that he was going to be o.k, soon later the childs mother arrived.We were able to say the number plate to the doctor who wrote it down. We then left and went home. We told our mother of how we had helped a child and she was happy.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare North, Nairobi, Kenya
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