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

Changing Lives

Kakamega remand centre has been of great help to the society. This centre which mainly rehabilitates wrong doers has transformed hooligans and crooks into good and intelligent people. There is this particular guy in my community who was actually feared by many. He was a skillful thief who used to steal people's things and many were actually disturbed by this kind of obnoxious behavior. However he was one day caught in the act where he was then caught and taken to prison. From the prison he went to the remand centre where he was then rehabilitated for a period of 4 years. He was taught many things and at the end of that period he had really transformed. He came out of the remand centre and i can confirm that he is really a good man who always help others. This has really earned him alot of respect.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kakamega Remand Centre

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  • This story relates to respect
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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: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
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