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From Street Boy To A Chef

Jitegemee street children is an organization in Machakos town Kenya which have been helping street children in Machakos by providing food and shelter to them. The program aims at empowering street children through education which is the most important equipment ail for in the entier world. I found myself being a victim in the street in the year 2002, they weht to Katoloni rehabilitation centre to be change to a positive person.In the year 2005 the organization sponsored me and took me to primary school, it provided me with books, uniforms school hoes and muroso hinch during the school time. I can say my life has changed completely. Now the community see important person whom they never expected. Last month i couldnt believe myself serving our vice president at he Tenchish hotel and restaurantdue to my proffessional course I am doing. Moroso1 was Tuvoike in the food and beverage preparation for the vice president and other important guests. I see myself in big shoes because of the organization. I now aim to become a professional chef! God bless Jite


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Jitegemee

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by 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: Mathare Street/ Slum Machakos, Machakos, Kenya
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