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.
Raise crops, feed our village, transform lives
 
Most farmers in Bauchi state depend on rain to water their crops. Muhammadu Shehu wants to change that. His farm is designed to regularly water his crops using well/river water, allowing for year round growing, and a higher yield per acre. To accomplish this he will hire youth to train and work on his farm to help manage the additional crops he will have, work with them to become sellers at the market and harvest his new crops which we hope to include potatoes and pistachios. project reportread updates from the field
Carpenters for a better Bauchi create 6 new jobs
 
Ibrahim Yu', a young entrepreneur wants to literally build a better Bauchi. After decades of poor upkeep, many infrastructures created during colonial rule in the 1950s have begun to crumble. Ibrahim wants to create a local carpentry business to repair these decaying structures and build new furniture, doors, and windows; and to work with local LI electricians to bring lights back to these areas so they can continue to house the future of Bauchi for another 50 years. project reportread updates from the field
Gimbiya Photo Studio
 
Umar Inuwa wants to help local businesses succeed by creating and elevating their ability to market themselves to local communities, he also wants to allow families to create affordable wedding invitations, photo albums and produce more educational materials for the Bauchi community through his photo shop business. What is most important about all of this though, is he wants to do this by hiring a staff of disabled individuals giving them work for the first time. project reportread updates from the field
Provide opportunities for the disabled in Nigeria
 
This project will help improve Umar's photo shop. Umar is a young and disabled, but his photo shop business has given him the chance to provide for himself and his new family. Umar would like to grow his business by purchasing additional equipment, gain additional photo editing software and hire and train other young disabled men and women like himself in advanced photo editing techniques project reportread updates from the field
Create 5 jobs with the AH Motorcycle Repair Shop
 
In the community of Makaranta, the vast majority of the population is made up of petty traders. Without specialized skills or training most individuals have little opportunity to achieve even the most basic elements of economic independence. The AH Motorcyle Shop will infuse the neighborhood with sorely needed skills and income to young men who have no where else to turn and showcase for other youths that through hard work and skills training they too can have a future. project reportread updates from the field
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
 
Inspired by Ismaila Adamu, Adbulhadi Usman wants to change her community by creating a tailoring shop owned and operated by women. After hearing Ismaila Adamu say "Too many people are married out of fear of not eating, not having shelter of being shunned by our families for not having a husband. I am going to change that for women who were born with a desire to work and find love!" Adbulhadi now wants to create dynamic change in her village of Yewla and take control of her life as well! project reportread updates from the field
Expand Bauchi welding to create jobs for youth
 
After decades of poor upkeep, many infrastructures created during colonial rule in the 1950s have begun to crumble. Repairing these decaying structures can be done by using expanding LI created welding businesses in the Bauchi region. By expanding these LI business programs more jobs will be created for young men and women while servicing a community who desperately needs new infrastructure support. project reportread updates from the field
Make Abdulrahman Welders A Reality & Create 5 Jobs
 
Abdulrahman Aminu has a dream of creating a low-cost welding company for the Kari region in Bauchi State Nigeria. With the proper business training Aminu will make Abdulrahman Welders a reality, employing 5 people. Local citizens will learn to restore gates, fences, windows & doors currently in disrepair creating an alternative to full replacement (which many cannot afford). In turn, families, businesses and government agencies will be strengthening the infrastructure of the local economy. project reportread updates from the field
Sama'ila Tela Tailoring Business for At Risk Women
 
Ismaila Adamu wants to change her society by creating a tailoring shop owned and operated by women. In her own words "Marriage in Bauchi is about dependence and not love. The only way for women to truly be independent is to work and have the freedom to find themselves. Too many people are married out of fear of not eating, not having shelter of being shunned by our families for not having a husband. I am going to change that for women who were born with a desire to work and find love!" project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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