In pursuance of its mission to uplift the lives of communities, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa, is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children to embrace the culture of reading.
Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at rekindling the dwindling reading culture among African youths. Conceived and introduced in 2011 by the foundation, the project involves the provision of recommended literature for junior and senior secondary school students across the continent.
This year, the foundation has selected the book, The Fisherman, by Chigozie Obioma as one of the books to be distributed to children on the continent. The Fisherman is a tale of four brothers growing up in the 90s in Akure, Nigeria, and the secret that bound them together. Acting CEO, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, visited the C. William Brumskine Elementary School in Monrovia, Liberia, to introduce the book to a delightful group of young students with hopes and aspirations for the future.
As she read passages of the book to the children, she said: “We, at UBA Foundation, are eager to better the lives of people across the continent. I am here to tell you a bit about the importance of reading and how it can change your lives dramatically. “Reading will encourage you to dream; it will broaden your knowledge, your vocabulary. You can read yourselves into very successful careers in the future.”