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

Once Beaten Twice Shy

After the struggle of youth in the villages ,the government announced j job opportunities for the youth which they called "KAZI KWA VIJANA". They showed up and worked allover,the roads were trimed,fish ponds were dug and this motivated many youth who had lost hopes in getting job opportunities. Although they worked with all their hearts and did the work to their best they were very much disappointment during the time of payment whereby the people who stood for them (the contractors) .The youth were not payed the way they were expecting and this demotivated them until now any job announced they are not free to get it,as they do fear the heads (contractors) getting their money as they say,"KAZI KWA VIJANA PESA KWA WAZEE ."


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Enyanya, Khwisero, Kenya
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