Leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, improved her corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to benefit its host communities across the country recently when it donated a block of classrooms and Principal’s Office to the Government Day Junior Secondary School, Boyi in Gurara LGA of Niger state.
At the event, after a brief introduction of the Julius Berger team and opening remarks by the leader of the company’s CSR team, Engr. Yusuf Ibrahim, the Principal of the school, Mr Bala Ishaku Dodo said, “the importance of education and a conducive learning environment cannot be overemphasised.
A press statement issued by the media unit of the conglomerate, Wednesday, quoted the principal as stating that, “before now, this building was an incomplete one, and there was not a roof and chairs for our classrooms,” adding that, “…initially, we had to wait for the primary school students to finish their classes to enable the junior secondary students go in for their classes in the afternoon.”
Speaking at the event, Acting Village Head, John Nasara JP, who couldn’t withhold his excitement said: “Words aren’t enough to express my excitement. With this donation, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has not only touched the hearts of the students, but also left an indelible mark in the hearts of our community.
“Through this donation, Julius Berger has showed us the actual meaning of kindness and has exhibited it by giving back to the society. We are grateful and may God bless the company with every good and kind gift.”
Also, at Ahmed Idris Kura Community Science and Technical College, Arewa Kura, Kura L.G.A, Kano state, Julius Berger’s CSR efforts were also commended and acknowledged by the school management and the students.
Principal of the school, Falalu Kabiru Ahmedn said “I want to specially thank Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for providing us with this block of classrooms.
We had just two classroom blocks and could not afford to admit more children into our school due to lack of learning spaces. Thankfully, this very thoughtful gesture came to us at a time when we really needed it, and we do not take this for granted. God gave us what we really desired and He did that through Julius Berger.”
The Julius Berger delegation was led by the AKR Project Manager, Finn Drosdowski and supported by the Project Coordinator, Engr. Yusuf Ibrahim.