In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country [caption id="attachment_22784" align="alignleft" width="300"] Koye Sowemimo, Head of Corporate Marketing and Abosede Modupe Alimi, Corporate Citizenship Manager of Samsung Electronics West Africa receives the Award for Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the 2015 SERAS Awards[/caption] Samsung Nigeria was conferred the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015. In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country. The awards, reputed to be the major force behind galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to promote CSR and Sustainability in Nigeria, aims to acknowledge corporate entities who invest in society through CSR programmes. Mr. Brovo Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa said: “We are humbled by this recognition but by the same token, understand that the task ahead is even bigger. We need to rise to the challenge and provide apt and innovative partnerships that will set Nigeria on the path to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.” Samsung Electronics West Africa is among several businesses assessed by a jury made up of experts drawn from Nigeria and other parts of the world. The jury based its assessment on the outcome of field visits and verification of data. For the Best Company in Youth Focused Award, Samsung was lauded for its sterling work and contribution to the lives of the Nigerian youth through the following programs:
- Samsung Engineering Academy which has trained 118 young people, 40% of which are gainfully employed as a result of the training received;
- Digital Village placed in Cross Rivers State, which has a significant number of young people who would potentially benefit from this project especially the Solar Powered Internet School.