Leadership Initiatives

Leadership Initiatives (LI) renews democracies on a grassroots level by cultivating self-reliant leadership. We help individuals and communities forge the connections necessary to solve local problems using existing community resources. In the process we train a new generation of innovative, resourceful leaders poised to catapult their neighborhoods, regions, and nations forward.
Dec 3, 2012

Bringing Electricity to Makaranta - Fully Funded

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Because of your generous donation, Muhammed Abuel will be able to achieve his dream in bringing power back to his village by creating the community’s first electrical repair shop. This repair shop will service not only his village, but also a twenty-mile radius, which gives many of these areas light for the first time. Currently, Makaranta is plagued with failing infrastructure that has left homes and entire blocks without access to electricity. Electricians must make constant repairs. However, there is no electrical repair shop in the area to complete them. This project will attempt to solve the problem of deteriorating electrical wires by creating a non-government based service to villages that will not only repair broken infrastructure problems for a small fee, but will create new ones in areas that will allow the village and surrounding villages to grow once more.

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. With this current project, the electrical repair shop will train the owner and four other partners in electrical repair and wiring over the course of nine months. This program will help the community rebuild their power supply. Additionally, this project will create a self-sustaining system for electrical repair and electrical growth in the community. It will also stop citizens from being dependent on government offices for these services. Instead of waiting for over worked government employees, citizens will now be able to use the local repair shop to bring electricity to their homes and businesses. This repair shop will change the way hundreds of people live, and it will give them opportunities to learn and grow the shops in new ways.

Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGivings reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing. 

As a supporter of " Bring Electricity back to Makaranta", Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how to develop our programs please contact me at mbailly@leadershipinitiatives.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world. 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff on the ground, a project leader, one of our Business Alliance student participants, we would love to set up a Skype chat for you, so you can personally see the change you are creating. 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!

Sincerely,

Marshall

Dec 3, 2012

Create 6 Jobs for the disabled - Fully Funded

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Because of your generous donation, jobs will be created for young men and women who face physical disabilities in Bauchi State. Currently, life for these individuals is especially difficult because they endure several social stigmas in a region where unemployment is already high. Due to their situation, they are frequently reduced to begging in the streets in order to survive. Through your funding, an Internet café and print-shop will be created, which will be employed with disabled individuals in Yelwan, Nigeria. This project will disprove the common belief that disabled individuals cannot maintain employment or learn complex skills. With proper training, these disabled men and women will be given the opportunity to live independently.

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. Currently, through funding this Internet café and print-shop, the disabled community leaders will be able to undertake extensive computer training sessions and receive a personal computer with basic business and financial training as part of the program. In addition, Leadership Initiatives will teach computer processing, Internet navigation and photo editing skills to local leaders with a wide range of physical limitations. It is expected that the graduates of this project will open their community’s first Internet cafe and print shop. This project will become a beacon to those with disabilities, and demonstrate that they can hold jobs and own businesses with hard work and determination.

Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGivings reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing. 

As a supporter of " Create 6 Jobs for the disabled", Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how to develop our programs please contact me at mbailly@leadershipinitiatives.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world. 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff on the ground, a project leader, one of our Business Alliance student participants, we would love to set up a Skype chat for you, so you can personally see the change you are creating. 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!

Sincerely,

Marshall

Dec 3, 2012

Automobile Repair Program - Fully Funded

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Because of your generous donation, the Abubakar Automobile Repair shop will be created. The vast majority of Bauchi’s youth population is made up of petty traders, who do not have the specialized skills or training that most individuals should have in order to achieve the most basic elements of economic independence. To attempt to solve this issue, the Abubakar Automobile repair shop will provide necessary skills and income to young men who have no other alternatives. This repair program will provide vital repair services for the surrounding community members who cannot afford to take their vehicles to other local repair shops. The income the individuals will generate will also raise the standard of living for both their immediate and extended families helping to solve their local poverty issues. Lastly, not only will this shop economically improve this community, it will also demonstrate to their youth that hard work and skills training are important in building a strong and successful future.

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. Currently, through creating the Abubakar Automobile Repair shop, youth leaders will be trained by skilled mentors in automobile repair. It is planned that eight to twelve young individuals will be selected and apprenticed to become an experienced tradesman. It will be expected that these individuals will complete a year course of training. At the end, they will be fully prepared to set up shop independently or seek paid employment. The expectation is that six of the selected individuals will graduate from this program. Moreover, each participant will also be trained in business management skills, which will further open doors for them to seek employment within their community.

Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGivings reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing. 

As a supporter of " Create 6 jobs with an Automobile Repair Program", Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how to develop our programs please contact me at mbailly@leadershipinitiatives.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world. 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff on the ground, a project leader, one of our Business Alliance student participants, we would love to set up a Skype chat for you, so you can personally see the change you are creating. 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!

Sincerely,

Marshall

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