UBA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE AFRICAN CHILD; HOSTS READING SESSION




Education is critical for development and helps lay the foundations for social well-being, economic growth and security, gender equality and peace.

The Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation, today in celebration of The Day of the African Child, brought together students from various secondary schools in Lagos to create the consciousness of the importance of reading by engaging them in a reading exercise.
The event was held at the UBA House.



The students were educated on various issues, ranging from financial literacy, the importance of a reading culture and nation building.
Schools present at the event include Akande Dahunsi Memorial High School, Lagos; Government Senior College, Maroko, Aunty Ayo International School Ikoyi and Wahab Folawiyo Senior High School, Ikoyi to mention a few.

The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity, honouring those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.
In her welcome address, the Group Head, Human Resources, Mrs Patricia Aderibigbe educated the students on the UBA Foundation key three pillars: Education, Empowerment and Environment.

She explained how the UBA Foundation is helping rekindle the dwindling reading and literacy culture amongst African youths. And how the foundation continues to contribute positively to the development of African youth, especially in the area of education.
The Chief Credit Officer, UBA Africa, Mr. Franklin Erebor also addressed the students briefly on financial literacy and the need to plan for the future.

After the speeches, there was a reading session where the management staff read to the students and engaged them in reading a number of passages from select reading materials. The students also took turns to read.








The students were rewarded for their eagerness to learn and also charged to continue reading to improve themselves for the greater good of Africa.

After the reading session, the students asked questions which were answered by the management staff.


The events came to an end with a photo session and refreshments afterwards.
The students were happy and thanked UBA for encouraging them to be the best they can be.

The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity, honoring those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.

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