Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Digital Jewels Cares is a demonstration of our quest to build capacity for specialized skills for the development of the African economy. With the Firm’s vision of becoming Africa’s trusted guide in the emerging knowledge economy by providing high quality classroom based training, e-learning and specialised recruitment services, Digital Jewels Cares seeks to provide career guidance to enable professionals, experienced and inexperienced alike, to develop skills relevant to the information age.
DJ Cares has to date provided high impact career counselling seminars to the following institutions:
The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS Moshood Abiola Polytechnic chapter) organized a week long orientation programme in February with the theme: ‘Professionalism’. DJ cares had her consultant on ground to handle an aspect of the seminar on the topic given by the association- ‘Becoming an IT Expert’. DJ Cares was also able to support the seminar/workshop with relevant materials/souvenirs.
By popular demand, the DJL 2015 Scholarship scheme has been expanded to include indigent students of State Universities in Nigeria.
The 1st Quarter in 2014 began with a visit to Obafemi Awolowo University Ife. The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS OAU chapter) organized a week long programme with the theme: ‘Exploring Technology: Stepping Up Your Game in the ICT World’. DJ cares had her consultant on ground to handle an aspect of the seminar on the topic given by the association‐ Technology as a value driver. DJ cares was also able to support the seminar/workshop with relevant materials/souvenirs.
In Q2, there were no Secondary school nor University visitations. However, efforts were intensified to ensure a final shortlist was done for candidates who applied for the 2014 DJL scholarship. The DJL Scholarship scheme is an offshoot of DJ cares and it commenced in 2013.
The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS University of Ibadan Chapter) organized a seminar in the course of quarter 3 and Digital Jewels ltd was invited to speak on ‘The marriage of Project Management and Information Technology’. The firm was also able to support the seminar with a few relevant materials.
After an intense screening process for the award of the DJL 2014 Scholarship scheme, four candidates emerged successful and are beneficiaries of a yearly grant to aid their academic pursuits. The four successful candidates are: Ibrahim Usman Opeyemi- a final student at the University of Ilorin studying Electrical Engineering, Jamiu Abdulmujeeb- a final student at the University of Ilorin studying Electrical Engineering, Urama Charles Chiemeka- a 400L student at the Federal University of Technology Owerri studying Computer Science and Babalola Omodolapo Victor- a 400L student at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso studying Computer Science and Engineering.
DJ Cares team was at the Lagos State University, Ojo in the first quarter of 2013 to conduct another session of DJ Cares Career Counseling seminar for the students of the Computer Science Department. The seminar was held in collaboration with the Counseling Unit of the institution.
The final year students of Computer Science and Electrical Electronics Engineering departments of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife were the beneficiaries of DJ Cares Career Counseling seminar in the second quarter 2013 edition. The career seminar was well attended with about 200 students at the First Bank Lecture Hall where the seminar was held.
In the 3rd Quarter, DJ Cares returned on invitation by the NACOSS Executives, to Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH Ikorodu Campus. The event was the NACOSS Day Lecture and their theme was “Awareness of Cyber‐Crime and Youth Dangers in the Digital World”. A contentious topic amongst young Nigerians one will say. Nevertheless, our consultants did justice to the topic and delivered excellently by drawing examples from both personal experiences and factual data. It was a very interactive and educative presentation.
To wrap up 2013 in the 4th Quarter, the team visited two Senior Secondary Schools in the Mainland area of Lagos to provide Career Guidance to the SSS students. The consultants had an engaging and interactive session with the students on Charting a successful career.
DJ Cares team was in Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH in the second quarter of 2012. The seminar tagged “See the Need and Take the Lead” was held in conjunction with the institution’s NACOSS executives and it featured HND2 and ND2 students of the Computer Science department.
The team was at Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH in the third quarter 2012 and the session was an outstanding success. The National Association of Computer Science Student (NACOSS) played significant role in ensuring the session was well attended.
In 2011 DJ Cares successfully held a Career Counseling session for selected students from Government Senior College, Government College Maroko, Wahab Folawiyo Senior School, Akande Dahunsi Senior School and Ilado Community Senior High School all in Lagos State Government Education District 3, Ikoyi.
The team was in University of Lagos, Akoka for the fourth quarter of DJ Cares Career Counseling. The session was with the Department of Computer Sciences. It was very insightful as it was exciting.