The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation on Friday, November 23, launched the UBA Community Service Day, dubbed the “Each One Teach One Initiative”, by identifying with students and school authorities at the SOS Children’s village in Monrovia.
The purpose is for all staff to get an opportunity to give back to their community in their own way. This was done by helping the underprivileged and young children to acquire skills that they may use to make money.
Activities that took place included donation and reading of books to the children, life-saving skills such as first aid training, entrepreneurial and financial inclusion skills, among others.
UBA Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of UBA, which is currently implementing the “Each One, Teach One Initiative” for youth in Africa. The event was held simultaneously across all UBA subsidiaries in Africa, with the aim of making a huge social impact on youth on the continent, and serves as the UBA Community Service Day.
UBA Foundation, in a statement, said through her four major areas of focus – Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment, and Special Projects — the organization will continue to positively impact the lives of African youth.
UBA Liberia Chief Executive Officer, Olalekan Balogun, who was at the program with some staff, praised the administration of the institution for their professional stance in molding the minds of Liberia’s future leaders.
Earlier, the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Mrs. Melody Mezay-Ketter, said that the Foundation, over the years, has been impacting lives positively in the country and in other parts of Africa.
She added that this is another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of Africans.
The SOS Children’s Village students were also excited to receive the UBA Foundation staff as their members interacted with them.
Head of SOS Children’s Village Liberia, Augustine Allieu, expressed thanks and appreciation to UBA Foundation for this initiative, specifically the provision of cartons of books for the students.