As a demonstration of its support to education in Sierra Leone and at the same time adhering to its Corporate Social Responsibility, the United Bank for Africa PLC has donated literature novels to five Secondary Schools in Freetown. The donation was made possible through the UBA Foundation.
The five schools that benefited from the donation received 150 books each and they include Annie Walsh Memorial School, Methodist Boys High School, St. Joseph’s Secondary School, WAM Collegiate School and Government Rokel Secondary School.
Titles of books donated were “So Long a Letter” By Mariama Bah and “Woman in Her Prime” by Assari Komadu.
Addressing students and staff during the presentation ceremony at the St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Brookfields the Supervisor of Brand and Corporate Service Department of UBA Sierra Leone Natalie Cole said the UBA Foundation has recognized the challenge of reading among students and young people in particular due to distractions of digital entertainment, TV and mobile phones. This is why they have embarked on an initiative to rekindle reading habits amongst young people across Africa.
The Head of Wholesale Banking, Chinedu Obeta said by making this donation it is hoped that at least 750 students will benefit from this gesture as he considers this move as a step in the right direction as it is geared towards motivating young people to develop a healthy reading habit.
By William Freeman