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

Once You Change You Becomes Saved

Matendechere was the most learned person n Emuhaya. He had certificate up to form four level but something went wrong somewhere in university. he was chased away from school on 23rd May 2006. After being chased away he decided to be a dranker and did not stop even a single day. The whole community was surprised and amazed on seeing what was going on. It was after a year when his collegues came and urged him to change his attitude/behaviour. he was told the importance of being responsible and having good morals while talking to older people. This man changed his life and after sometime he was chosen as a choir leader in baptist church. He turned into a knew leaf and actually everybody liked him. he regretted showing bad behaviours at college by organizing groups for strike. This was a great achievement.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Emuhaya, Kakamega, Kenya
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