Females dominate finale of UBA Foundation essay competition in Senegal

A female dominated list of finalists has emerged in the UBA Foundations national essay competition in Senegal. Of the 12 finalists that made the final list, nine are females.

The competition, which is in its second year in Senegal, will see the 12 finalists write a second supervised essay on Saturday, 19 December 2015 from which three finalists will emerge as winners of educational grants on offer.

The second edition of UBA Foundation National Essay Competition in Senegal was launched on Friday, October 9, 2015. 

Ijeoma Aso, MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, speaking at the launch, said the essay competition is an opportunity for senior secondary school students to exhibit their writing and analytical thinking skills with an opportunity to win educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.

She also explained that the competition is a response to UBA’s desire to positively impact on the educational development of youths in Africa.

As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which UBA operates, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.

UBA foundation remains a role model for other corporate organizations in Africa. The Foundation has dedicated resources to ensuring that CSR is not simply conceived as a marketing tool in the corporate world but as a corporate contribution towards promoting sustainable development in communities
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