Name: Samuel Ouma
Samuel is a 25 year old graduate of Communication and Media studies from Kenya.
Areas of interest: Research, news writing, news reporting, editing.
Hobbies: Travelling, singing, reading novels, playing football.
Name: Liam Katabira
Liam Katabira is 7 years old. He was born on December 4, 2011, in Kampala, Uganda. He started school when he was 3 years old and he is presently a Primary Two Orange student at Sir Apollo Kaggwa Nakasero.
At 5 years, he recently won the Bumble Bee Championship for Kindergartens and Nursery Schools, organized by Lotte Kindergarten and Pepea Africa initiative in early 2017. The competition was centred on the spelling of some unique words. He walked away with a tab for kids with stories and games. The victory has become a huge inspiration for him. Since winning the award, he has never looked back in his desire to become a creative writer.
According to Liam’s mother, he has a unique skill for creative writing and he imagines a lot when writing. Some of the thoughts are abstract ideas, but well contextualized. While Katabira Liam is unquestionably gifted, with so many written stories to his credit, his talent no doubts, reminds one of the importance of harnessing the creativity in children and encouraging other kids to develop their creative writing potentials.
Apart from writing, Liam likes reading. He hopes one day his stories will be published.