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

The Ordeal Of The Captain

As high school students, we were used to eating our meals in the dormitories, walking while going to take our meals in the dinning hall and even going for meals while dressed improperly or indecently . Sometimes we would even go for meals before taking a bath or a shower and for a very long time this became the habit of every student except for a few who observed the school regulations and rules. While in form two, a very strict dining hall captain was appointed and he started to punish those who didn't observe the dinning hall rules. He required that everyone starts dressing properly while going for meals and even running while going to take meals. Everyone hated him because of these change he was trying to bring and one night they attacked him in the dormitory and hit him so bad leaving him half dead. It was a very bad tragedy that led to expulsion and suspension of many from from the school.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I heard what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Sigalame, Funyula, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
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continuous effort
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