Owen is a humble and yet bold boy who prefers to speak what’s on his mind. He is a brilliant boy and was among the best 5 in his class on promotion from P6 to P7.
He comes from a family of 4 children and is cared for by his grandmother. His father is a taxi broker in Kabale Taxi Park.His mother is passed on. His grandmother does small-scale farming where she makes some money to take care of the family. It is never enough to cater for all the family needs.
When we spoke to Owen about school and all the problems he faces, his reaction was heartbreaking. With tears in his eyes, he told us not ask him about that because he was tired of all of it. Always being chased from school for school fees, going a day without meals… He said going to school is just a gamble. When he is not chased away for school fees he studies, when he is chased he goes back home, and this goes on and on. All this does not stop him from taking his chances of going to school.
His passion for school and desire to make a difference in his life and for others is what drives him. He wants to be a doctor in the future. His loves playing soccer in his free time.