More Schools Benefit From UBA Foundation Initiative “Read Africa”

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Read Africa 1: Deputy Managing Director, Domestic Bank, UBA Plc, Mr Apollos Ikpobe; MD/CEO, UBA Foundation (UBAF), Ms. Ijeoma Aso;  Principal, The African Church Model College, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos, Mr. Ogunkola Olanrewaju and  students of the school,  when UBAF presented Literature books to students under its ‘Read Africa Initiative’ ….on Monday
Read Africa 1: Deputy Managing Director, Domestic Bank, UBA Plc, Mr Apollos Ikpobe; MD/CEO, UBA Foundation (UBAF), Ms. Ijeoma Aso; Principal, The African Church Model College, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos, Mr. Ogunkola Olanrewaju and students of the school, when UBAF presented Literature books to students under its ‘Read Africa Initiative’ ….on Monday

Two schools, the African Church Model College and Sonmori Comprehensive High School, both in Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos State, on Monday, became the latest beneficiaries of the UBA Foundation, “Read Africa” initiative.hs through the donation of African literary classics to students as well as having mentoring sessions with senior management staff from the UBA Group.

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Students at the school had the privilege of sharing a reading session with Deputy Managing Director, Domestic Bank, UBA, Mr. Apollos Ikpobe who read excerpts from Chinua Achebe’s literally classic “Things Fall Apart” with the students.

Mr. Ikpobe in a motivational speech, told the students that reading is foundation for future success in life and challenged them students to read at least one book every month, be focused on their studies and aspire for greatness. Citing from personal experiences growing up, Ikpobe said reading fuels our imagination and is essential to educational development of all students.

“It is very essential for you to read because it is from reading that you get ideas and principles to move forward in life. The more you read, the more you broaden your horizon and be able to communicate”, he added.

Also speaking at the occasion, the CEO of UBA Foundation, Ms. Ijeoma Aso, who joined Mr. Ikpobe to distribute the book ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe to the students, said reading is the most fundamental skill a person can acquire, and encouraged the youths to take advantage of the “Read Africa” project to  widen their vision and enhance their knowledge

“Surmounting challenges come from what you have read and are exposed to and the only way to succeed is to be intellectually sound. This can only be achieved through reading.” she stated.

The ‘Read Africa’, which is in its third year, is an annual programme of the Foundation and it involves donating literature books to secondary schools across the continent. It is anchored by senior executives of the bank and UBAF who also take out time to mentor the students.

The UBA Foundation, which is the corporate social responsibility of the United Bank for Africa, carries out several initiatives in its focus areas of Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects (EEES), aimed at positively impacting on the society and people of Nigeria and Africa//end.

 

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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