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Monday, July 15, 2024

In a big way, the UBA celebrates children and commemorates Africa Day

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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc recently joined the rest of the world in commemorating Children’s Day and African Day 2024.

The Children’s Day celebration was held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, in collaboration with U-Ideals Limited.

The event provided the students with a platform to interact with their peers and at the same time educate them on the importance of focusing on their studies to contribute their quota to national development.

In a statement shared with PREMIUM TIMES and signed by Head of Media and External Relations, Ramon Nasir, the bank said that more than 200 students from six schools across the city participated in the games, recreational activities and tutoring sessions organized to commemorate the anniversary of Children’s Day. .

Participating schools included Foaz Nursery and Primary Academy, Mountaintop Nursery and Primary School, Al Mumin Private School, STC College, Pacelli School for the Blind and Al-Lateef Private School, among others.

Speaking at the event, UBA Group Head of Sales and Retail Products, Prince Ayewoh, said that since children are the leaders of tomorrow, UBA, as an institution, takes matters involving children seriously. children and young people.

He said: “On Children’s Day, we recognize the importance of allowing children to embrace their inner being and the talents and potential that God has given them, as experiences such as these are necessary to shape their personal growth and lay the foundation for a full and meaningful life. life. He also emphasizes the bank’s unwavering promise to secure the future of children by building a tomorrow that is truly bright.

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“At UBA, we are committed to ensuring a bright future for children, and this resonates with the essence of this special day, emphasizing the need to create an environment that fosters their potential while providing ample opportunities for fun and relaxation.” enjoyment”.

For her part, the group’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager, Alero Ladipo, emphasized the value of allowing children to explore, play and participate in imaginative and creative activities.

“By combining learning with enjoyable experiences, we can develop well-rounded people who excel academically while developing an enthusiasm for life and discovery. For us, this remains the reason we partner and sponsor activities like this,” he stated.

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Faith Abioye, a student of the Pacelli School for the Blind, expressed her joy for the organisers.

“I’m happy to be here today with my friends. We have done a lot of fun activities and received a lot of gifts,” she said.

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Meanwhile, also in commemoration of Africa Day, UBA reaffirmed its commitment to empowering youth for leadership positions.

In another statement shared with this newspaper, Nasir said that to commemorate the event, staff from financial institutions in different countries dressed up in colorful African attire that showcased the cultural diversity of the continent.

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He said the activities included dances at various offices across the continent, where, he said, staff, clients and the public were entertained with African drumming and cultural dancers, as well as a selection of African fruits and snacks.

A highlight of the event, he noted, was the selection of the best dressed staff in various categories, representing the diverse African culture.

As voted by staff, Chisom Augustine emerged as the winner of Best Indigenous Concept, while Sarah Richter earned the Fans’ Choice for Best Indigenous Concept (Rest of the World). Temitayo Abayomi won the jury’s choice for best dressed Nigerian staff.

Other winners also emerged in various categories, the statement added.

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