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

a pupil in mzesa academy had a problem that teacher could not know.I was a teacher in that class,then this young boy was asking for permission to go out after every five minutes.then I asked to pernish him because I knew it was a joke. At last I saw this thing is serious, because it reached a time if he doesn't go out he urinates on his short.then I called him and asked him what was the problem. He said that he had a problem in urinary.then I asked him to tell his parent to come to school we discuss the issue. The parent came and said the child had a problem.she took him to the hospital the next day.the boy was treated and now he is in school normal and comfortable.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: individual

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  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Soweto-kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
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