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

Social Relations

Nobert never knew how to relate with fellow agemates of the opposite sex though, he was twenty years old. To him girls or ladies were bad people who could make one contract HIV/AIDs. This idea he was taught by his parents as a young child because as he grew up they told him frequently that if he joked or played with people of the opposite sex he would be infected of HIV/AIDs and would inturn die. To worsen the matter, his parents took him to a boys boarding school while in primary and this contributed much because while in boarding he only knew to relate with boys and not girls . When he joined High school, he feared going out for toursand even academic trips because he never wanted to meet the girls. After learning his problem my son helped him by taking him to the guiding and counselling masters. Nobert got cancelled and my son also did encouraged him and he realised the importance of socialising with all groups, male and female and up to this day he appreciates the help and friendship of my son.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • I won't remember this story for very long
  • This story relates to security
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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