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

Feeding Programme For The Street Children

I am a young boy on the street of Kakamega. My mother passed away some years back the line. Later he married again another woman in the name of my step mother. This lady came when I was in form one and doing very well in my education. She pretended to be a good mother at first but later changed into chameleon. To make the matter worse, I was left with her while my father was working away in Nairobi from home. She use to frustrate me so much until I could waite no more. i decided to join the street children atleast to have peace. i left school because she would tell my father lies about me and was beaten so much. I have been rescued out of street back to school with a group known as joyself help group in Form four now. My dad wants me back but I still have fear.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Joyself help group

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Otiende Estate, Kakamega, Kenya
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