UBA Foundation Donated 748 Literature Books to four School
June 16th every year is marked as the International Day of the African Child, this year, UBA Sierra Leone through the UBA Foundation commemorated the day by donating 17 Cartons of literature books titled ‘Fine Boys’ written by Eghosa Imasuen a Nigerian writer.
The theme for this year’s day of the African Child “30 years after the adoption of the Charter: accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children”. TheAfrican Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child established under Article 32 and 33 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child selected this theme for the commemoration of the Day of the African Child 2021.
In Sierra Leone, a total of four (4) schools in Freetown benefitted from the donation which includes: St. Edwards Senior Secondary School Kingtom, The Government Rokel Senior Secondary School, The Kingtom Secondary School and the British International School at Hill Cut, Hill Station in Freetown.
The donations were made on behalf of the UBA Foundation by the MD/CEO UBA Sierra Leone Usman Isiaka, and the Executive Director UBA Sierra Leone Mohamed Samoura in the different schools.
The Africa Child’s Day shed light on the importance of quality education for African children, drawing reference from the young students in Soweto, South Africa, who through a peaceful protest for their right to good and quality education lost their lives. The uprising which took place on June 16, 1976, made history and set a new trajectory for African education today.
UBA Foundation, which is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of UBA Group, launched the Read Africa Initiative project to revive the culture of reading among African children, and to further strengthen the quality of education across Africa and the 20 African countries where the bank operates.
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