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

Youth To Youth Empowerment

After taking a course in the university in counselling i decided to volunteer as a counselor in a neighborhood school to assist girls to have a focus in education to better their life. one morning at the school in the manager's office one parent come complining that her daughter is seen going the video place after school instead of going home. she also complain that her daughter's friends was misleading her from being a good girl though her daughter was always the top student in her class. After empathising with the parent, i decided to follow her to her home where her daughter was to counsel her,After a lengthy discussion with her about how she felt knowing what she had no other friends. i counselled her and told the importance of education. i also told her she can make it to the university just like i did since i was challenged she was facing. i assisted her to make a choice between focusing on education than on distructors such as peer pressure. we agreed together with her that she was going to make her mother proud says she has changed and assist her at home. and i too am happy for being part of her change. i know that when am blessed with something i can assists others to be blessed too. in life as all about serving others.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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 less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Mathare North, Nairobi, Kenya
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