The United Bank for Africa (UBA), UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility as a pioneer bank in Africa has further reassures African countries that the UBA remains committed in empowering and engaging African youths in the continent.
In line with the aforementioned coupled with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) mission to creatively impact and foster greatness in their host nation and empower the youths and people lives of communities, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa, has launched a visiting schools programme in African countries to encourage young children and youths to embrace the culture of reading and writing.
The UBA, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at revitalizing and rekindling the dwindling reading culture among African youths.
The initiative was conceived and birthed in 2011 by the UBA foundation; the project involves the provision of recommended literature for junior and senior secondary school students across the continent.
The UBA foundation for its 2017 programme has selected the special literacy book titled The Fisherman, by Chigozie Obioma as one of the special books to be distributed to school children on the Africa continent.
The brilliancy of creativity was enumerated in the chosen book, The Fisherman which described a tale of four brothers growing up in the 90s in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, Nigeria, and the secret that bound them together as siblings.
UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, Acting CEO, visited the C. William Brumskine Elementary School in Monrovia, Liberia, to introduce and unveiled the book to a delightful group of young students from the country’s nooks and crannies with hopes and aspirations for the future.
Bola Atta, Acting CEO UBA Foundation, had a literacy class session with the students with read it out. Bola Atta read passages of the book to the children.
At the interactive section Bola Atta, Acting CEO UBA Foundation was quoted “We, at UBA Foundation, are eager to better the lives of people across the continent. I am here to tell you a bit about the importance of reading and how it can change your lives dramatically.
“Reading will encourage you to dream; it will broaden your knowledge, your vocabulary. You can read yourselves into very successful careers in the future.”
The participants expressed their appreciations to the management of The United Bank for Africa (UBA), UBA Foundation’s initiative for their commitment towards creating a better educating atmosphere for the African children and youths in the continent.