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

Fighting For Girls Rights

After i had finished class eight last year together with my other friends,we had to stay at home for quite a long time to wait for our results then join secondary school.In our village and even others i saw young girls being harrased mostly the ones who had just finished class eight and form four. Some of the harrasements were,being employed as housewifes,given heavy tasks not of their age to do and some were even forced to marriage.Most of them who were done this were not from a well to do and may be that was a reason. Those who could do by themselves felt it and decided to form a group to try and help them.We called our group fighting for Girls' Rights (F.F.G.R).This group was ment to provide all the neccesities they lacked and because we could not do all by myself,we did all that we could do like providing some money and clothes then joined hands with a certain organisation that fights for child's Rights(PLAN) so that they could help us how they could. We provided for the fees,gave them some money,clothes & even build for them some houses for shelter and not forgetting,we helped them come out from those jobs they were doing and arrested all their employers. Since then the girls' life has been a bed of roses and they really do appreciate for all that we did to them as they are in their schools doing well.


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  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to Girls Right

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya
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