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

Boys To Men Initiative

My name is Ian Magoma. I am 16 years old and a student at Kakamega High school.Last term we had a privilege of being visited by a certain NGO named SIDA. They later informed us they had turned up in order to implement a project named 'Boys to Men'. At first we were introduced to the idea defination of being a 'real man' in the society. We were educated that being a real man in the future, was not sleeping with many women, mistreating girls etc as many had perceived.They however told us that being a real man involved things like respecting women,caring for your family and always standing firm for your family in any dire situation.At the end of the whole practice, that at least through out of the box. They has really gathered alot regarding their future.


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  • 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Amalemba, Kakamega, Kenya
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