As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa (UBA) operates, UBA Foundation has continued to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative.
According to the lender, the initiative designed and introduced in 2011 by the UBA Foundation, aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans and has donated hundreds of thousands of books to African schools since its inception.
Last week, the Foundation took its initiative to the francophone city of Libreville
The CEO of the Foundation, Bola Atta summarized the Foundation’s initiative saying: “At the UBA Foundation, we are committed to improving the lives of the youths on the continent and one of the ways we can achieve this is to help you read more. I am here to talk to you a little about the importance of reading and how it can radically change your life. Reading encourages you to dream, it expands your knowledge, your vocabulary. It is a path to achieving your ambitions”.
Also, Chioma Mang, the CEO of UBA Gabon reiterated the mission of UBA and emphasized the bank’s commitment to the Gabonese community.
“I love children and I am happy to be here with you all today. I’d like to encourage you to read very well so that you can reach great heights in your life like me. UBA is going to be there for you all the way. You can count on us,” said Mrs Mang.