March 11, 2013

Julius Berger Awards Short Story Competition Winners

The top three winners of the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JB) 2012 Short Story Writing Competition have been chosen.

On March 11, 2013, JB held an award ceremony in Abuja FCT to award the first place winner, Maimunah Zakari, from the Government Secondary School in Jiwa.

On March 6, 2013, JB held award ceremonies in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to recognize the second and third place winners, Mmenyene Nse Etim, from the West Itam Secondary School, Ekit Itam and Glory Ekanem Edet from the Community Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Okubo, respectively.

The short story writing competition was one component in Julius Berger’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) driven 2012 Literacy Campaign. The Literacy Campaign also included the initiation of Julius Berger Book Clubs, the distribution of over 5,000 copies of the book “The Great Fall” by Nigerian author Chinyere Obi-Obasi to schools in Abuja, Lagos and Uyo and writing workshops, tailored to improve the reading and writing skills of participating students. The Literacy Campaign was established with the goal of reinvigorating the reading culture in Nigeria's youth and will continue in 2013.

Beneficiaries of the initiative are Public Schools with a proven record of excellence and focus on progress.


Julius Berger Synopsis

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a Nigerian company offering integrated construction solutions. The company has been operating in Nigeria since 1965 and its scope covers all areas of construction. Julius Berger is dedicated to utilization of cutting-edge technologies and the long term training and education of its staff of 18,000 people. Integrity, transparency, safety and sustainability are the pillars of Julius Berger’s structures and behaviors. The company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and actively seeks out opportunities to make measurable differences in the future of people and communities. Key areas of focus include Health, Education and Sports.

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