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

I Picked A Child

The little young boy lay uncovered on the dirty muddy path that led to Ponda raha bar. No one cared about the boy. Junior looked helpless as he spent his sleep on a chilly morning. He shivered continously as he hoped that someone would pick him. "But i can see something lying just infront of me" said one man as he stirgared and struggle to balance.The man was drunk and in his right hand, he held a bottle of beer.The man moved closer and touched the boy. Oh "he is asleep," he said I think i need to do something , "he said to himself. "Neighbours neighbours !" he started."Whose child is this? I ask again , neighbours, whose child is this?" Okey i will count one upto three. if no says the body is his or hers i will take the boy."He said "One i will take the baby away. Twoo!, the baby is now mine "come on young boy lets go, "he said as he picked the boy and stargered towards his fat car."Donn worry boy, i will take care of you. "he said. He drove home with the boy in the morning while talking to the boy he discovered the boy was deaf and dumb." Oh my dear deaf and dumb." he said surprised. On further discoveries he noticed that the boy's parents were dead. As the boy demonstrated, he clearly could tell that the parents were hunged. From that day he become the guardian to the junior and took care of him as his own son


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I helped make the story happen
  • 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
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Bukhungu, Kakamega, Kenya
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