Guinness Nigeria has established a scholarship scheme for young school leavers in its host communities in Lagos, Edo and Abia states for the study of Engineering. The scheme is being implemented in collaboration with the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). The scheme has now been extended to include other fields of study and it is being conducted in partnership with the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
We also promote technical education by sponsoring indigent students to the Institute of Industrial Technology (IIT) in Lagos for a three year skill acquisition programme. In the last 4 years we have conducted two rotations of this programme and 20 indigenes have benefited.
In an effort to support computer education, we have donated several personal computers to some secondary schools across the country. In 2004, Guinness Nigeria invested N11.5 million in the publication of a compilation of 20 years of past questions and answers from the Nigerian university matriculation examination. This reference book was publicly launched by the then Vice-President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku.
Water of Life
As part of Diageo's wider Water of Life programme, we have established several mini-water works to provide access to clean drinking water and reduce our environmental impact.
For over 10 years, Guinness Nigeria’s learning for life programme has provided a platform for the Company to support youth development across its host communities in Lagos and Edo states.
More than 50 years ago our company recognised the urgent need for improved eye care and healthcare delivery in Nigeria
Skills for Life
Our Skills for Life programme is an extension of our Water of Life initiative and enables farmers to irrigate their farmland and increase their capacity and income.