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 (South-West Chapter) organized a week long South-West conference in August 2018 at Yaba-Tech. We were at the conference to speak on “Leveraging Info Tech with Software Development: A road to Economic Development and Solution to Unemployment in Nigeria” Besides having our consultant provide an informed perspective at the event, DJ Cares was also able to support the event with relevant souvenirs and gift items for winners of the various competitions held at the conference.
- In October 2018, we were at the 3-Day NACOSS National conference held at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). Our CTO was on ground to give the keynote address on the theme-“Information Technology: The Framework for National Advancement”. Besides providing consultants to provide an informed perspective at the National conference, DJ Cares was also able to support the conference with relevant souvenirs and informative items.
- The Nigerian Association of Science Students (LASU chapter) organized a science and talent exhibition event on the 7th of November 2018. The exhibition was tagged: Science, Technology and innovation: A road to sustainable Development in Nigeria. DJ Cares provided relevant souvenirs and informative items for the exhibition.
- Successfully shortlisted candidates as beneficiaries of our scholarship scheme for the 2018/2019 session.
- Two of our DJ Scholars who were beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme for the 2016/2017 session, completed their programmes with First class degrees in Electronic Electrical Engineering from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
- Omodolapo Babalola, a beneficiary of the scholarship scheme for the 2014/2015 session commenced his Masters programme in Computer Technology in China as a beneficiary of the 2018 PTDF Scholarship scheme. He was a beneficiary of the DJ Cares scholarship award for 2 sessions and emerged as the best graduating student of the Computer Science Engineering Department in LAUTECH in 2017
- The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic chapter) organized a week long orientation programme in February. We were at the institutions week to speak on “Internet of Things” Besides having our consultant provide an informed perspective at the event, DJ Cares was also able to support the event with relevant souvenirs and gift items for winners of the quiz held.
- In August 2017, we were at the week-long NACOSS National conference held at the University of Uyo. Our consultants were on ground to speak on the theme-“ICT to engage citizens in co-creation smart sustainable cities”. Besides providing consultants to provide an informed perspective at the National conference, DJ Cares was also able to support both events with relevant souvenirs and informative items.
- Opened up the Scholarship application portal in November, 2017 for the 2017/2018 session.
Digital Jewels was at the NACOSS South-West Convention week hosted by the University of Ibadan to speak on “Technology Advancement-its effect on National Development” At the convention, the firm received an Excellent Service award from the NACOSS South West Zone in honour and recognition of the role the firm plays in inspiring the next generation of IT Entrepreneurs.
DJ Cares was also able to support the event with relevant souvenirs and gift items for participants at the convention.
Also in the course of the quarter, the last DJ scholar from the 2014 batch completed his studies successfully graduating from the Federal University of Technology Owerri with a Second Class Upper Division. Early on in the course of the year, 3 other scholars- Babalola Omodolapo Victor, Opeyemi Usman and Jamiu Abdulmujeeb also from the 2014 batch graduated from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and University of Ilorin respectively, with 1st class degrees. The 2017 scholarship scheme application portal opens up in January 2017.
Summary of other DJ Cares 2016 Activities
- A presentation on “ICT as a tool for tackling the insecurity challenges in Nigeria” was made at the Conference & Software Exhibition organized by NACOSS Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
- A presentation on –“Information Technology and Innovation Software for Good Governance and National Security: The Role of Youth” was made at the South-East Conference held at Federal University of Technology Owerri.
- In June 2016, we were at the NACOSS week event organized by NACOSS Osun State University chapter to speak on “ICT Dexterity: A Tool for After-School Sustenance and Development”.
- Active participation at the NACOSS South-East Convention held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where our consultant spoke on ICT- A Panacea for driving Economic Growth & Development.
- Supported the Lagos State University during their NACOSS week with the theme: Technological Advancements and their effects on humanity.
- Concluded and activated scholarship awards to five (5) DJ scholars of the 2015 batch of the Scholarship scheme.
- Took two of the 2014 DJ scholars under our employ before they proceeded for their NYSC program.
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 Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (South West) organized a convention at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) with the theme- Developing Internationally Acceptable Software. The firm was represented by one of her consultants who gave a presentation on “Balancing Software Usability with Security”. DJ Cares was also able to support both events with relevant souvenirs and gift items for winners of the competitions held.
After an intense screening process for the award of the DJL 2015 Scholarship scheme, five candidates have emerged successful and will be beneficiaries of a yearly grant to aid their academic pursuits.
Summary of other DJ Cares 2015 Activities
- A presentation on “Becoming an IT Expert” was made at the NACOSS week at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)
- Scholarship scheme was expanded in Q1 2015 to include indigent students in State Universities
- Active Participation at the NACOSS National Software Summit held at the University of Uyo.
- Presentation on “My IT experience at Digital Jewels Ltd” was made by a beneficiary of the 2014 Scholarship at the NACOSS week held at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
- A presentation on “the role of ICT in National Development” was made at the NACOSS week at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
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.