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

Challenge In Kibera

The life that people live in slums are terrible.Many are poor others are mentally handicapped and even thugs move from house to house causing deaths,kidnapping and even burning down peoples homes.Even i have been able to experience some of those horrible times.One day i seemed to be walking to school when i saw two men fighting each other just because of their bad habits of gambling for food.Everyone who passed there just stood and stared at them.I ran to separate them but one of them caught me by the hand and threw me down.I was still trying to separate them but one of them was knocked down seriously and his head had started oozing blood.I tried to be helpful to the man and ran to the nearest telephone booth to contact the ambulance ,but when they arrived already the man had passed away.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: School

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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Soweto Club Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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