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


My life history have been a long story. At the age of 13 year old, I joined a group of friend who were using almost all kinds of drugs. Within no time, I was also addicted to use the drugs. I came rude to my parent, I never listened to what they told me even the advise which they gave me I just took it for glanted. At the age 14 years, I came the most addict of the drug use and even left school just for the case of using drugs. My parents together with my neighbours tried their level best to give me a piece of advise on the effects of drugs but all went in vein. One fay, my mother took me to a nono governmental organisation which was mostly for advising and educating the youth. She told me the organisation everything the she left me their for a whole week. At the organisation, they welcomed me, as a student and also I was attend classes on the education about the youth. The counsillor their told me the effects of using drugs and also they advised me on how to stop using the drugs. When I came to my real senses, left using drugs and went back to school although it was hard to catch up with others.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Mbures Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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