In commemoration of the 2024 Children’s Day celebration, Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), joined the rest of the world to celebrate African children by hosting a fun-filled event at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, on Monday.

More than 200 pupils from six schools across the city took part in the games and recreational activities.

The 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.

Securing The Future Of Children

The pan-African financial institution organised the event to provide young students a welcome break from their usual school routines while educating them on the importance of a dedicated approach to learning.

Speaking on the celebration, Group Head, Retail Products and Sales, United Bank for Africa (Plc), Prince Ayewoh, stated that this reflects UBA’s unwavering commitment to securing the future of children by building a tomorrow that is truly bright.

“On Children’s Day, we recognise the importance of allowing children embrace their inherent sense of wonder and playfulness, as these experiences shape their personal growth and lay the foundation for a fulfilling and meaningful life,” he said.

He added: “UBA’s commitment to securing a bright future for children resonates with the essence of this special day, emphasizing the need to create environments that nurture their potential while providing ample opportunities for fun and enjoyment”.

On her part, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, UBA, Alero Ladipo, emphasised the value of allowing children explore, play and engage in imaginative, creative activities.

“By combining learning with enjoyable experiences, we can nurture well-rounded individuals who excel academically while developing a zest for life and discovery,” she said.

Support And Commitment To Education

Faith Abioye, a student from the Pacelli School for the Blind, expressed her delight at UBA’s support and commitment to education which is evidenced in their firm support of today’s event and other initiatives like the Read Africa project, the National Essay Competition and many other novel initiatives dedicated to supporting education across Africa.

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“I am happy to be here today with my friends. We’ve done so many fun activities and received lots of gifts.”

The event reflects UBA’s broader mission of uplifting lives and communities across Africa by establishing dynamic educational platforms for future generations of leaders.