United Bank for Africa – Tanzania Limited donated literature books to Dar es Salaam Christian Seminary school as part of her corporate social responsibility through “Read Africa” Initiative to support education sector in Tanzania. Understanding given that Education is key UBA Tanzania donates literature books to some Secondary schools in Tanzania to encourage youths to read.

As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa operates, UBA Foundation continues to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative by providing books to schools in Tanzania. Read Africa aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans. Designed and introduced in 2011 by the UBA Foundation, the initiative has donated hundreds of thousands of books to African schools since its inception, the same has been done by UBA Tanzania.

With the aim to promoting a reading culture among school pupils in the country, the United Bank for Africa Tanzania, through their UBA Foundation Read Africa Initiative, Friday 27th July, 2018 donated literature books to Dar es Salaam Christian Seminary. The bank donated over 250 literature books to the school.

The UBA Foundation Read Africa Initiative was launched in 2011 and the project is aimed at encouraging children to improve on their vocabulary and communication skills through reading.

Through its Read Africa Initiative, the UBA Foundation is helping rekindle the dwindling reading culture among African youth as they pursue their education. Over hundred thousand books and educational materials have been donated to various schools across Africa as UBA Foundation continues to traverse the continent, contributing positively to the development of African youth.

Speaking at the donation ceremony in the school grounds at Mbagala, Kongowe Dar es Salaam, on behalf of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA Tanzania, Stella Shangali, said United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is one of Africa’s largest financial institutions with operations in 20 African countries and three global financial centres – New York, London and Paris.

She said it was no longer a secret that pupils pay more attention to social media and avoid the culture of reading, adding that reading culture helps to improve the intelligence capacity of pupils. She said that through the Read Africa Project, they have donated lots of literature books to schools in African countries where they operate.

She encouraged pupils to read voraciously as that would help them master the English language and be able to write and speak good English.

Receiving the donation, the headmaster Mr Erick said the bank’s Read Africa project was a welcome, especially in Tanzania where pupils no longer have time and passion to read. He promised they would use the books judiciously and that he believed the books would help his pupils improve on their reading culture.

He promised that they would do all in their powers to encourage pupils to prioritise reading and use it to empower themselves academically. He also said the new technology called social media has now taken over and that pupils no longer have interest in reading books.
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