Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pan African lender, United Bank for Africa, through the UBA Foundation, the arm of the bank charged with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has unveiled the ‘Each One Teach One’Initiative designed to benefit youths across the continent.
The aim of the initiative is to create opportunities where UBA staff across the continent voluntarily commit their time to their communities, teaching youths various skills such as cooking, agriculture, foreign languages, photography, fashion design, music, reading, writing and much more, to empower youths with knowledge, which in future will facilitate their financial independence and support entrepreneurial development.
The bank held a UBA Community Service Day on Nov .25, across its operations on the continent.In Uganda, the team unveiled the project at Bugema Adventist Secondary School in which UBA staff donated literature books, agricultural material, planted trees and trained students on financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
The ‘Each One Teach One’ initiative will be rolled out will be rolled out across the country in areas of operation
‘We believe the youth are the future of this country and the education they receive does not singlehandedly prepare them to succeed in the future. Through the UBA foundation and the ‘Each One Teach One Initiative’, we hope to give the youth a head start by equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed,’ said Johnson Agoreyo, the Managing Director and CEO, UBA Uganda.
UBA Foundation through its four major areas of focus – education, environment, economic empowerment and special projects, will continue to positively impact the lives of Uganda youths and communities.
United Bank for Africa has operations in 20 countries on the continent and three global financial centers: London, Paris and New York.