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

A Kind Gesture

It is never the joy of anyone to be found between a rock and a hard place.Being the support of able parents puts you right there whether you like it or not.This has been my case since childhood as i was found in the custody of parents that had no means to support us.They were both sickly and old.This enabled me to start schooling late and dropped out due to the needs that could not be provided.In 2004 i was gratefull when Victorious Childrens Home stepped in to help me.I was 11 years then .They have been supporting me since then ,providing my needs for basic living.They took me to school and i am now in class 3 this year 2011,because at 17 my mind has had a challenge bearing in mind the abundant problems i have had to carry along.I have hope in doing well and succeeding in life.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • 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: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Shimalavandu, Kakamega East, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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