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

How Jitegemee Helped Me

My life experience before joining Jitegemee Street children Programme. I had experienced a very difficult life because my parents had no enough money to support our family needs. At this time I was in primary school course. My friends were missusing even laughed me when they saw me sniffing glue and chewing miraa. The problem increased as I moved from one class to another. In class, due to lack of enough money like K.C.P.E registration fee. I decided to drop out of school to search for the money to went to the street. In the street the life changed because I didn't found what I expected. Due to this unexpected circumstances I turned to a street child. I the street I lacked food, parental and medical care and shelter. At long last I was enrolled in Jitegemee Street Children, all above was fulfilled in this sponsorship. From the time I was enrolled am nolonger a streetchild, am changed and reformed. Thanks to jitegemee.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jitegemee Street Children

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Machakos Street, Machakos, Kenya
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