About five years ago Katti suffered a stroke, which left his right arm unusable. He has, however, managed to regain his drawing ability with the innovative use of an iPad and the Procreate program. To see how he works, check out Katti's YouTube video on: https://youtu.be/lyiSBZnnGWI
Last year Katti was commissioned to make a story for the United Nations UNFPA Tanzania Program. The story is about a young girl, Subira, who becomes pregnant and has to leave school. The 20-page story was printed in colour and widely distributed in Swahili and English.
The Subira booklet is an excellent example of how comics can be used to support a nationwide campaign on reproductive health. A vivid story can tell so much more than just a collection of facts.
Posted by Leif Packalen
Katti's contact details:
Web link: http://kattikabatembo.me
|A spread from the Subira story.|
|The booklets, ready for distribution.|
|Katti also made a booklet for PLAN about child protection in the refugee camps in Western Tanzania. It was made in the Kirundi language.|