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

Unity Is Strength

Once upon a time there lived an old man with his name was Ben.He lived with his four sons in a village.He had a farm but the family was poor as the four sons were always busy in fighting instead of helping their father in cultivating the land.So the old man was very unhappy. When Ben knew that he was going to die he called his four sons to his bedside and told them to sit down. Go and bring me four sticks he told the edest son.The boy did he was told.Then Ben aske for some sting and tied the sticks tightly together.Afterwards he passed the bundle to his eldest son and aske


  • The organization most involved in what happened: unity is strength

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya
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