October 03, 2014

Julius Berger Kicks off Literacy Campaign

On October 3, 2014, members from Julius Berger’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team kicked off the company’s Literacy Campaign, a CSR initiative designed to help promote the advancement of literacy within the Nigerian secondary school system.


The CSR team distributed over 1,500 Julius Berger Literacy School Backpacks to all students in JSS1-JSS3 at Gwarinpa Government Secondary School in Abuja F.C.T. Each literacy pack contained an Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (International Student Edition), a Julius Berger branded school notebook and Julius Berger branded pencil, eraser and sharpener.

A part of Julius Berger’s CSR goals is to create educational progress through the establishment of sustainable programs and donations. Julius Berger Literacy Campaigns were launched in 2012 with the initiation of Julius Berger Book Clubs and the distribution of over 5,000 copies of the book, “The Great Fall” by Nigerian author Chinyere Obi-Obasi, to schools across Abuja, Lagos and Uyo.

The United Nations statistics list a youth literacy rate in Nigeria of 75.6% males and 58% females. The recent donation of the Literacy School Backpacks is just one component of the company’s CSR educational initiatives. Others include writing workshops tailored to improve the reading culture and writing skills of participating students.

 

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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