October 18, 2012

Julius Berger Holds Writing Workshop as Part of Literacy Campaign

As part of Julius Berger’s (JB) 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) driven Literacy Campaign, the company is holding one-day writing workshops in schools across Abuja, Lagos and Uyo.

The workshops are being carried out as part of the second phase of activities tied to the establishment of JB Book Clubs, and are aimed at actively giving students tools to improve their reading and writing skills.

The initiation of the JB Book Club, in June of this year, included visits by members of the Julius Berger CSR team to chosen schools and distribution over 5,000 copies of the book “The Great Fall” by Nigerian author Chinyere Obi-Obasi, for students to read over their summer break. The JB Book Club was created based on the goal of reinvigorating the reading culture in today’s youth, and the writing workshop, which are being facilitated by Mrs. Obi-Obasi, are tailored to further improve the reading and writing skills of participating students, utilizing short story writing as a platform.

Prior to the workshop, the author will hold an interactive question and answer session will all students.

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

Julius Berger Synopsis

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a Nigerian construction company headquartered in Abuja, FCT. An employer of 18,000 people, it is a multi-service company unique in its long standing delivery of quality, capacity, reliability and excellent performance, all at internationally recognized standards. Julius Berger is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. The company actively seeks out opportunities to make a measurable difference in the future of people and communities. Key areas of focus include Health, Education and Sports. Since its 46 years of operation in Nigeria, integrity, transparency, safety and sustainability continue to be the pillars of Julius Berger’s structures and behaviors.

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