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

Child Labour

Ann could sometimes come to class very late she was not always at peace with teachers,especially our English teacher.I remember one day she came to class crying like if mourning.We asked her what the matter was,but unfortunately she could not disclose it.Surely i personally felt that Ann was in problems in which she could not communicate.One day we had just sat in class when Ann boldly went infront of class to adress us.I personally doubted if she was the one.I remember she talked about child labour.She said that she was a victim of child labour.She was passing through valleys and hills just to see herself settled in school.Her father divorced her mother when she was young.Ann has been living with her step mother who look down upon her.As Ann narrated her story,tears of sadness never stopped rolling down her cheeks.We also joined in sympathising with Ann.It was during this when our guiding and counselling teacher came in and felt so pity on Ann.Infact she could not hold her teacher as Ann.But she resorted to take Ann and regard her as her own daughter.Since Ann was adopted by our teacher she embarked on a serious academic work.She is now in the university pursuing the course of her choice.Big ups!to our teacher she elevated Ann.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: individual

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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ikolomani, Kakamega, Kenya
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