Foundation trains children with special needs
UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., on Friday, held its 2019 edition of the yearly Each One, Teach One Initiative across all its subsidiaries in Africa. The initiative is part of UBA Foundation’s activities, where staff members give their time and skills to communities around them.
The Executive Director, Lagos and West Bank, Marketing, Mr. Ayoku Liadi, who represented UBA’s Group Managing Director and Chairman, UBA Foundation, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, at the event in Lagos, expressed his happiness over the initiative, adding that as a corporate entity, UBA, through its Foundation, decided to give back as a family, by impacting knowledge and skills to students and participants.
Liadi said: “Our goal with this initiative, which is in its second year, is to help the under-privileged and young children learn vocational skills that will lead them to financial freedom. We have, therefore, created a platform to encourage people with various skills and talents to pass this on to the younger generation.
“At UBA, we want students to inculcate the habit of savings, especially for the rainy days. It is important that you are cautious about the future, because nothing is guaranteed. Therefore, ensure that you bear this in mind, when you receive your pocket money and allowance, no matter how little, because when you save today, it will go a long way to help you tomorrow…”
The Chief Executive Officer, UBA Foundation, Mrs. Bola Atta, said the scheme was aimed at helping to impact lives positively and in a very meaningful way. Students of Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare and Treatment Home; Standard Hallmark College, Mushin; Child Life-Line, Lagos and Moyin Rainbow Foundation, Lagos, participated at the event.