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

Girl Talk.

A girl got pregnant while in high school.She had not anticipated for such a thing to happen but the real fact is that she had been involved in sexual activity several times during the holiday with her boyfriend.This meant that she had to quit school in order to deliver at home.The boys' parents who considered themselves to be religious opted for the girl to give birth while the girl and boy were frustrated with the pregnancy and wanted an abortion.Since i knew the girl,i decided to talk to her concerning her situation.She feared being disowned by her parents if they realized her state and also was not ready to be a mother.I was in a dillema on how to advise this girl but i had to be strong and share with her facts.She had done the act knowing its consequences and knew very well she was still a student.Then she meant wanting a baby and not aborting as she had been thinking.I asked her to face the reality and inform her parents about her status irrespective of their attitude towards her.She was also to consider pregnancy was not the end of school so much hope was still in life for her as young girl.I asked her not to accept such incidences in the future and the main cure was abstainance.


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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 my family

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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: Bukhulunya, Kakamega, Kenya
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