Leadership Initiatives will launch a new microproject training program for LI leaders unable to come to their offices in Bauchi and will offer a new satellite class to those who have ideas to create change within their communities but do not have the resources to become part of the Bauchi training program. Future Business Leaders in this education project will come from surrounding Northern Nigerian communities allowing new businesses to from outside of Bauchi state to create regional change
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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. Leadership Initiatives will now venture to areas we have never been before to create sustainable change.
How will this project solve this problem?
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 this project will help train new community electricians, tailors and cobblers who will open up new shops and new businesses initiatives cattle and poultry farming.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,050
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $9,050 . The original project funding goal was $7,500.
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