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

The Luo Community

Dew on the grass shown like clean broken glasses on the grounded the mist was quite eye shadowing.The mature Luo initiates stood on a line with their heads high waiting for 'Jaduong' The Luo elder,to do away with their six incisor teeth as a way of initiation into adulthood.Culture can never be messed up with in our luo tribe,many preachers and activists had tried to preach against this but tono good rewarding. This act had made Reverent Livingststone to spend sleepless nights in trying to find a way in which he could stop this grotesque behaviour.At long last he decided to print paraphernalia that provided information on the disadvantages of this-it fell on deaf ears.When this failed,he went house to house teaching people on a better way of doing this but they chased him away. That behaviour led to easy spread of diseases making the whole initiates sick.They remembered Livingstones ideal later on but they had chased him away oh Luo community,what a sad community left behind.


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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • 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: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Uganda
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