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

Baraza's Behaviours

Long time ago there lived a boy who used to cheat his father that he was going to school but when he reached on the way he used to hid and play with other street urchins. His name was Baraza. Baraza was a black clever boy but he wasted his cleverness. When the exams were approaching his father noticed him not revising. When he was asked Baraza said that he helped some of his classmates his books. Because his father knew what was going on he accompanied him to school. Baraza entered the school gate with his father and found their classteacher on duty. The class teacher was shocked to see Baraza. Mrs. Ouma reported to Baraza's father that his son was away for one week. The class teacher, Baraza and his father held a small meeting. Baraza explained where he was and why. Mrs Ouma and the head teacher punished him thoroughly. Baraza was ashamed of his behaviour. Immediately when the assembly was going on Mrs Ouma, the teacher on duty took him on front of the people to ask for forgiveness. Since that day Baraza became a hard working boy and respected his father.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Pemba, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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