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

Street Children

Street children are a growing concern for all the towns and cities in Kenya. In the year 2008, an initiative was invented by the children area Advisory council in Kakamega to ensure that the issue of Juvenile and delinquency issue is well handled. The team was selected and stakeholders come together on children issues to address the problems and put in place measures to mitigate the problem. The forum agreed to mop up children from the street, keep them somewhere for a week on the government departmental committee plan to take them to either children home or Bostol institution in Kakamega. They succeeded in mopping and collecting the children from the street, took them to a certain hotel for 4 days and later the children ran away because the members of the forum and committees did not put in place sustainable plan to solve the issue. Now the problem still persists.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kakamega Town, Kakamega, Kenya
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