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

Ngige's Throne

Whenever Ngige feels exhausted, worried or sad, he seeks comfort in what he cause his retreat. The retreat is a coll grassy parth under an old incense tree at the bottom of the school grounds. Its a semi circular space with a rough old stone on the middle. the stone is Ngige's "Throne" A lush creeper with light grey leaves and bright yellow flowers covers the shrubs around the tree, Forming a kind of enclosure around the grass and the stone. The yellow flowers give off a delicate honeyish aroma which mixes tantalizing with the incense scent from the trunk of the tree. The retreat is far away from the hustle and bustle of the school. Sometime trills up the branches of the tree while crickets chirrup the surrounding bushes. A short distance away one can hear the gurging of a little stream down the valley. By Diana Akoso.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: None

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: N/a, Narok, Kenya
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