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

A Turn For My Change From Street Life.

My name is Brian and I have been staying as a desperate by on the streets of Kakamega having dropped out of school when I lost my self esteem following my parents' demise way back in 1999. I knew that my life would not amount to any thing and that everyone was an enemy including feeling that not even God had any love for me. It is at this point that I even hated myself trying to throw myself twice from a tall building. I then resorted to the street life where I spent more than 3 years. One day in 2010, last year. Officers from WEAEP came to me with a message of rescue and repatriation. To me who didn't have parents, the plan was that as they counsel me and restore my psychological system they enable me get a place of stay and take me back to school. Plans are underway but I desire to get a sponsor to help me more reliably.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Municipality, Kakamega, Kenya
This story describes a...
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Who benefited from what
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