Lafarge commissions CSR projects
Leading building and innovative solutions provider Lafarge Africa Plc. has started the commissioning of a number of CSR projects in its various host communities across the nation as part of its commitment to enhancing its communities. Lafarge Africa’s formal delivery and symbolic presentation of CSR projects to the host communities served as a way to give back and show its commitment to conducting sustainable business in Nigeria as a good corporate citizen. This important event occurred in each community where Lafarge Africa has business. Lafarge Africa’s CSR efforts in its host communities span four fundamental spheres of social intervention: infrastructure improvement, health care, education, and other forms of assistance.
“As a company, we see our host communities as our collaborators in creating a better future together while making sure we leave behind us a legacy that will benefit society.” El Dokani stated that Lafarge Africa is steadfast in its commitment to the growth of its local communities and urged all of its stakeholders to continue supporting and understanding it as it works to meet its objectives.
In Mfamosing Community, El Dokani presented Lafarge’s 2022 CSR scorecard and stated that the firm supported 40 tertiary students and 100 beneficiaries in primary and secondary school.
Lafarge collaborated with the NYSC in the deployment of teachers (corps members) to raise the calibre of learning for the children as an additional demonstration of its dedication to education. Additionally, the company provided 20 beneficiaries from the host communities with training and tools they needed to launch their enterprises, as well as gave food and business supplies to 60 elders from the host communities. Lafarge built new health centres in both communities and renovated the health centre at Akansoko Community to ensure and improve access to high-quality healthcare for the residents of Abiati and Essien Town Communities and to further demonstrate its dedication to promoting the wellbeing of its residents.
Lafarge renovated a block of three classrooms at Akwa Ikot Effanga Community, built a skill training centre at Kasuk Community, and finished a solar street light project at Mfamosing and Obutong Communities, all in keeping with its commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the residents of the communities through infrastructural development. Additionally, it built and outfitted the town halls in the towns of Diamond, Mbobui, and Ekong Anaku.
For the benefit of the Juggol community, a run-down block of two classrooms was also completely rebuilt and given over for use by students attending the Juggol Local Education Authority Primary School. Other initiatives by the company include the installation of motorised hand pumps in bore holes at the communities of Galdimari and Bakari in Funkaye as well as at the Kargo Burodi community in Maiganga, food palliative distribution to vulnerable Funkaye Communities in partnership with Gamunan Care Support Group, and food palliative assistance to flood disaster victims in Funkaye Local Government.