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

Child Abuse

I can still remember when \i was in class five I had a step-mother. The first day she came, she was nice to me until will she change and became rude to me. She made me wash the clothes and dishes at the night. I did not have even freedom to play with my friends. I was always locked inside the house unless if I was going to school. So one day I gathered my courage confronted my father and told him everything. the next day my step-mother beated me badly and told me to keep quiet. But one of the neighbours had me crying and came to look what was happening. He called my father and told him everything. When he came back from work in the evening they argue over and over until when my step mother got angry and left away. I was realived and I could now breath freely. We should treat all children the same way we treat our own children.


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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • 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: Huruma, Nairobi, Kenya
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