Leadership Initiatives has received funding for a new Leadership Program that will create at least 5 new businesses and create 20 new employment positions. Leadership Initiatives would like to offer these programs additional training to give the businesses a more powerful edge to create change within their communities. The goal is to offer a business that will be needed not only by local community members but has specialized skills that will be needed by a region.
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. The difference between this projects & previous projects is that this program will offer executive skills training that we hope will solve not just local problems but create businesses that can have regional impact in areas such as food and living
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: $18,206
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 $18,206 . The original project funding goal was $9,200.
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