The United Bank of Africa (UBA)Uganda has launched an initiative in which it takes part in equipping youths throughout the country will various skills .
Through their Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the UBA Foundation, the bank introduced the ‘Each One Teach One’ so as to create opportunities for youths.
Speaking during the launch of the initiative at Bugema Adventist Secondary School, UBA managing Director and CEO Johnson Agoreyo said it would help equip youths with kills that would not be got from school.
“We believe the youth are the future of this country and the education they receive does not singlehandedly prepare them to succeed in the future.
Through the ‘Each One Teach One initiative’, we hope to give the youth a head start by equipping them with skills necessary for them to succeed in future,”Agoreyo said.
According to the UBA CEO, through the initiative, their staff would take time to visit their various communities giving youths skills in cooking, agriculture, foreign languages, photography, fashion design, music, reading and writing among others.
This would help facilitate their financial independence and support their entrepreneur development.
At the launch at Bugema Adventist Secondary School, UBA staff donated literature books, agricultural material and also trained students in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
“Through four major areas of focus including education, environment, economic empowerment and special projects, UBA will continue to positively impact the lives of Uganda youths and communities,” said the UBA CEO.