UBA Foundation's Read Africa Initiative promotes literacy at Mengo SS

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UBA Foundation's Read Africa Initiative promotes literacy at Mengo SS
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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Uganda, a subsidiary of the UBA Group has marked another milestone in its commitment to community support and educational development through the UBA Foundation's Read Africa initiative.

A delegation led by Chief Operating Officer  Joachim Otim and Head of Marketing Hoziana Niyonsaba Ssemanda visited Mengo Senior School to donate books and garbage bins, fostering both literacy and environmental awareness among students.

During the visit, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Joachim Otim highlighted UBA's global presence across 24 countries, with a strong focus on Africa.

He noted that UBA Group is celebrating 75 years since the inception but 16 years of operation in Uganda.

Emphasizing UBA's commitment beyond banking, he spoke about the importance of education and environmental conservation.

Through the Read Africa initiative, UBA donates English and literature books to schools, fostering a culture of reading.

He encouraged students to focus on their studies, work hard to achieve their dreams, maintain humility and a strong personal relationship with God. He also wished the best to candidates preparing for final exams.

Welcoming the UBA delegates, the Headteacher Mengo S.S Mr. Nantagya Grace Ssebanakitta encouraged students to stay focused on their studies and expressed gratitude to UBA for their invaluable support through this great initiative.

Reiterating the bank's commitment to nurturing the intellectual and environmental growth of young Ugandans, the Head of Marketing UBA Uganda, Mrs. Hoziana Niyonsaba Ssemanda underscored the importance of such initiatives in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.

She also encouraged all students to participate in the upcoming 2024 national essay competition which is an annual writing competition through which the Bank awards winners with scholarships, laptops and many other gifts towards their higher education.

UBA Foundation's Read Africa initiative continues to make significant strides in promoting literacy and fostering a culture of reading among students across Africa.

The foundation's efforts in providing educational resources and promoting environmental responsibility are a testament to UBA's dedication to the holistic development of communities for a better future of the young generation.

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