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

A Reformist

Rescue centers have done great good than harm to people of all walk of life. Young boys and girls who might have dropped from school for one reason or the other are rehabilitated here and turn back to be useful in the society. Kanda decided to stop continuing with his Secondary education just after doing his primary level. He had undergone an initiation ceremony where he thought he was a man. His parents gave him pieces of advice, warned him of wanted him to take up his learning seriously. He went up to town from the village. He joined a group of bad boys who had ill motives. Their lives was spent in the milling the dustbins. One day, they decided to steal from a famous shop. Their plan succeeded but unfortunately two of his colleagues survived with gun shots. Kande managed to escape and left for upcountry. He narrated his episode. Turudiane rescue center took him and rehabilitated hi by giving training in technical work. He is one of the advanced people in the village. He has also opened up a counselling center for the youth.


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: N/a, Butere, Kenya
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