In a bid to curb the poor reading culture plaguing the youth in Uganda, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has embarked on a project dubbed read ‘Read Africa’ to equip students with literature.
On Friday last week, the UBA Fort Portal team led by the Head of Retail Banking, Paul Luyima, donated 100 books to students of Fort Portal Secondary School, in Kabarole district. The title of the book donated was the famous ‘Things Fall Apart’, written by Chinua Achebe.
While addressing the students, Mr. Luyima advised, ‘The more we read, the more we acquire new knowledge, the quicker we get at solving complex problems, the better we understand each other, the more confident we get because we will be able to firmly engage in dialogue. You should never tire of reading, it only makes you a better person.’
The Read Africa project was initiated in 2011 by UBA Foundation, the arm of the bank charged with Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR). Read Africa has been rolled out across Africa with the goal of rekindling the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths.
UBA plans to donate books to schools across Uganda in all towns of operation. This week, Read Africa will be live in Mbale town.