UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has launched an initiative dubbed “Each One, Teach One” for youths in Africa including Liberia. The event took place in Matadi, on November 23, 2018 in Monrovia.
According to the Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Mrs. Melody Mezay-Ketter, the purpose of the “Each One Teach One initiative is to create opportunities where members of UBA staff voluntarily commit their time to their communities, teaching youths in various activities that will give them a head start in life.
The event was hosted simultaneously hosted across all UBA Subsidiaries in Africa with the intent of making huge social impact on Youth on the Continent.
She said the launch of the initiative serves as the UBA Community Service Day, Group wide.
UBA foundation is an organization committed to empowering African youth to be the best versions of themselves.
In Liberia, UBA Liberia staff members committed to contribute to the community through charity by teaching Entrepreneurial Skills, Managing and Saving Money, Teen age Pregnancy Prevention and donation of books to SOS Children Village as a start and another school would be chosen next year.
UBA Foundation through her four major areas of focus – Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment & Special Projects, has and will continue to positively impact the lives of African youths.
Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of UBA Liberia, Olalekan Balogun said the Foundation is delighted to make an impact on the future generation of Africa through the culture of reading.
He encouraged the students to take reading very seriously because it unlocks the door to exploring ideas and skills that are needed in life.
For his part, SOS National Head, Augustine Allieu thanked the banking giant in Africa for considering his school in benefiting from the UBA Foundation’s community engagement scheme.
He said the foundation’s gesture is timely because the school had just decided to clear its shelves of old books from the institution’s library adding that there are computers in the school library that would enable students to access up-to-date books online.