Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the international construction giant, as part of its planned and ever expanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and in furtherance of its determination to meaningfully contribute and enhance the visionary development of students in its operational communities, donated educational books and writing materials to students of Government Secondary School Gwarinpa, Life camp, FCT, Abuja.
Kola Balogun, leader of Julius Berger CSR team, addressing pupils and staff of the school at the event, said the aim of the donation was to help the students improve in their literacy level and writing skills.
“Here at Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the students’ wellbeing has always been our major concern and providing the necessary educational materials for conducive learning remains our priority. The Julius Berger literacy campaign will aid the students to always be at their very best performances. We are here to helpfully enable the students to put more effort in their reading skills,” Balogun said in assurance.
Irene Mojisola Akerele, principal of the school, responding after receiving the donation, expressed her appreciation at the efforts made by the company, saying, “Julius Berger has made a lasting donation in our school and I want to sincerely appreciate the company for its efforts and contributions so far. We are happy that the company has never stopped giving, especially to the schools in the FCT. These books will go a long way to assist the students’ and drive their zeal for reading. We thank Julius Berger for introducing this literacy campaign drive to schools, because we desire that passion for reading in our students needs to be boosted continually.”
The principal added that, “…the donation of these books and writing materials to the students by Julius Berger will positively affect their academic development.”
The principal also noted that “…it is not the first time that Julius Berger has made remarkable contributions to our school and we will not forget the basketball court the company gave to us some years back. Julius Berger is unknowingly creating lasting legacies that would not be forgotten in a hurry.”
Ugwu Josephine Chizoba, the vice principal (admin) described the day as a very special one for the school. “I want to sincerely appreciate the management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for making today a very special day for our school. The company has added a shine to the school by coming up with the Julius Berger literacy campaign to improve the learning ability of the Nigerian child. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the company has taken it upon itself to do this campaign and we are so privileged to be chosen as part of the schools to benefit from this developmental gesture. We are grateful to the company and we pray that God blesses the company tremendously.”
The Julius Berger delegation to the event was led by Kola Balogun and he was accompanied by some other company officials to the the event including, Michael Ashofor; Sunmonu Ayomide and Uzoma Olivia.