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

The Disturbance Thieves

In our society there lived a youth who joined a group of gangs after being disloyal to his parents. He used to attack people at night and grab their properties. They attacked the people daily that no one could allow his or her children to go out past nine o'clock. One day they were caught by policemen at night on their way to steal. They were taken to approved schools to continue with their education. At the schools they were taught on the consequences of stealing. They were given hard jobs that would make them suffer. they did all the work around the environment, they also cooked for themselves. At the jail the group of three thugs including John were aways beaten up that they respected their teachers and the policemen. People from different organizations brought gifts and presents to them. During their exams, anyone who became top in the class was punished differently with the others. After they finished serving in the jail, John and his group came back home learning a lesson. Since that day John changed his behaviours.


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story

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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: Katwekera, Nairobi, Kenya
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