As part of activities marking the celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day, the UBA Foundation has donated cartoons of reading books to two schools in Kakata, Margibi County.
UBA Liberia staff who attended the International Women’s Day Celebration outside of Monrovia in Kakata, donated the books to the All-Girls Academy and the Lango Lippy High School.
Both Schools which have a strong historical root in Kakata, were excited to be identified by the UBA Foundation for such donation.
Making the presentations were UBA Liberia Bushrod Island Branch Manager Mai Cole and Head of Resources, Xaviera Coleman.
Both women explained the role of the UBA Foundation and how the foundation intends to spread the culture of reading on the African Continent.
They encouraged students of the both schools to focus on their studies and stay in school, as it is the surest way to success.
The UBA Foundation which is the Corporate Social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa Group (UBA Group) has placed a focus on creating a literate Africa through its READ AFRICA INITIATIVE.
The both Principles Morris Farweneh of the Lango Lippy high School and Weedor Davis of the All Girls Academy thanked the UBA Foundation for the gesture.
According to them the books came just in time, as their schools are currently working to improve the Libraries for students.
Prior to the donation of the books, UBA Liberia women paraded alongside other women from various sectors.
The 2019 international Women’s Day was held under the Global theme: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change… with a local theme: Gender equality for innovative change.
The UBA women participation in the official celebration of International Women’s day and the donation of books forms part of a campaign to appreciate, promote and place a spotlight on the women of UBA Liberia thereby supporting UBA’s great place to work initiative.
UBA’s great place to work initiative is meant to ensure UBA staff feel safe, freely express themselves, and have equal opportunities and a fun place to work.