[KAMPALA, UGANDA, February 26, 2021]: BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters and shavers, and African Queen, Uganda’s leading distributor specializing in importing and distributing fast-moving consumer goods, and BIC’s sole distributor in Uganda, announced the winners of “My super lockdown story” competition.
The “My super lockdown story” competition launched late last year and aimed to engage students during the lockdown period. Students were encouraged to put their writing skills to the test and share their quarantine story. Winners received a school fees grant of $100 to support them ahead of the coming school year. The competition received 167 essays and were then evaluated by Edwin Kibuuka and Ekili Walis, two teachers chosen by BIC and African Queen. The five winning essays were chosen based on their creativity and originality. They were written by:
- Nakato Jolly from Holy Family Primary School-Kawempe (P7)
- Andruda Wamungu Victoria from Kisubi Boys Primary School (P7)
- Abigail Shalom from Kamuli Church of Uganda Pri. School (P6)
- Nusurah Nasaka from Emmanuel Junior Academy- Kinoni (P5)
- Atusiimeire Eliane Baine from Mbarara Junior (P4)
Here is an extract from Nakato Jolly story:
Representatives from African Queen and BIC including Ivan Manzi, Head of Sales-Marketing & customer service of African Queen, and Richard Mugenyi, BIC’s Associate Sales Manager for Uganda, thanked the winners and encouraged them once again to keep using BIC Cristal pens as they prepare to go back to school.
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ABOUT AFRICAN QUEEN:
African Queen is a leading distributor specializing in importing and distributing fast-moving consumer good and BIC’s sole distributor in Uganda. The company has been in the import & export business for the past 26 years. African Queen is a privately owned organization with a large-scale business of importation and distribution of Fast-Moving Consumer goods in the categories of Personal Care (Hair and Skin), Stationery, Home care, and Foods and Beverages. visit www.africanqueen.co.ug or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter,