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

Avoid Bad Company

As i can recall tha day vividly, it was on monday morning as we realised that one of our friend is not reporting to school for somedays. The class teacher was unhappy with that and asked us to find out why. After two days later he reported to school and told that he had two friend from his former school who put drugs in his soda and later made him smoke then ran away and hide in a forest. His friends were stealing money from their parents to buy these drugs he became sick and sometime talk and shout in his sleep. His parents discovered and asked him how he learned to take drugs and alcohol. He told that he was taught by one of his friend who had lived in the streets in town and he was even brought to him in school fence during lunch break untill he got addicted. The class teacher promised to counsel him e called a drug counsellor attached to the education office to talk to him because he know alot about drugs. He showed him some newspaper cuttings with pictures of people who were smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. one of them was johny sniffing glue. The counsellor was happy because ha was listening carefull and promised to stop drugs and continue with his study were now he had finished his studies and get a good job for better future.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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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 family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mbooni, District, Kenya
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