By Edwin Muhumuza
United Bank of Africa(UBA) Uganda through the UBA Foundation, the arm of the bank charged with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has launched the ‘Each One Teach One’ Initiative designed to benefit youths in Africa.
The purpose of the Each One Teach One 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 enterprenual development.
In Uganda, the team launched the project at Bugema Adventist Secondary School where 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 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 UBA Uganda Managing Director and CEO.
According to officials at the Bank,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 (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 20 countries and 3 global financial centers: London, Paris and New York.UBA has evolved into a Pan-African, provider of banking and related financial services through diverse channels globally.
United Bank for Africa Uganda represents UBA’s pioneer country activities in the East and Southern African sub-region. With a growing network of branches and ATMs across the country, the bank continues to expand the retail and commercial playing field in Uganda by delivering unique financial products and solutions.