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

From Nobody To Someone

I was a known thieves around my entire village,everyone was tired of me whenever I move all eyes on me every looks at me as a criminal, they inime most theft, robberies am always involved one day a friend of my told me that I join him and were break a shop, I also accepted and we broke shop in Kapedopang we stole computer and other intern in that shop.They trapped us and we were arrested and was taken to cell I then later to remand for a month,I was transfered to Nation Rehabilitation Centre for 1 year I learn so my things such as farming,art and more so they took me to mechanical school were I got the experience which has made me change from stealing peoples things knowing my own money by repairing peoples cars to earn a living which is a very big change I turning point in my life.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: National

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, worked somewhat
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Laroo, Gulu, Uganda
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