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.
Mar 3, 2017

New Mobile Phone Repair Store Connects Community

Dear Amazing LI Donor,

Please meet Kyle (Project Manager), Jett (Communications Chair), Kyla (Special Projects Chair), Brianna (Fundraising Chair), and Blake (Media Chair), this team are from Alta Loma High School, Located in California. The team is partnered with Mobile Phone Repair business owned by Ibrahim. Ibrahim lost his parents a while ago and has been taken care of by an uncle for years. Recently, Ibrahim learned how to repair phones to help take care of his sister and himself and also reduce the burden on their uncle and is excited to have partnered with the IBAP team.

Ibrahim is located at Wunti Market Bauchi, Bauchi State - Nigeria. He has 4 young boys that have learned how to repair mobile phones with him, 2 of which are still with him. Currently, Ibrahim continue his education at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi – Nigeria where he is studying microbiology

The “Alta Loma High School team” lead by Kyla in their research to assist Abdullahi, discovered some of the challenges faced by Ibrahim's business, such as; a lack of technique for managing his financial and a need of new Ideas on advertising.

These amazing future leaders from Alta Loma High School design a financial management on spreadsheet/Excel and had him test it. The financial spreadsheet will allow him to easily see his income and expenditure and device a means of maximally managing his finances. Kyla and her team also design several beautiful logos and asked him to select the one he prefers to assist with the advertising.

"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others." This amazing team is doing just that!

Your continued support is not only transforming the lives of Ibrahim and his community but the lives of American students who are helping him and others grow their businesses. 

Because of you, new jobs have been created like the Mobile phone repair shop that is connecting a community by creating a market for affordable cell phone with his repair services.

Thank you from the entire LI family

The US Student Team
The US Student Team
New Logo!!!
New Logo!!!

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Mar 3, 2017

Literacy For Orphans To Transform Lives

Nam and his team
Nam and his team
Dear LI Donors Dedicated To Creating A Brighter World,
I am excited to inform you of two US high school teams working to provide new English training for Orphans our business owners are caring for.
The first group we would like to highlight are Bella and Anna are who have been primarily working with our Nigerian partner, Umar, on creating a children's book for the orphans.
From the students themselves
The book aims to teach the children the alphabet, basic numbers, basic colors and basic shapes. It is equipped with the English and Hausa translation of each color, shape, etc. along with the pronunciation of each English word that the children are trying to learn. The book uses pictures to help the children understand what each page is trying to convey.
Finding pictures was originally challenging seeing as we were using images of commonly found things in America, not really focussing on what was common in Nigeria. For example, we put a picture of an octopus for the "O" page, but Umar advised us to put a picture of an onion instead to make the picture more relatable to the orphans.
With the help of Marshall and Umar we were able to successfully create a very simple, child-friendly resource for the orphanage to use to teach the orphans. The book is being printed and laminated by Umar right now! 
The next group lead by Nam are creating an online learning program to use sounds, animation and more to teach English to Orphans who are in the Bauchi area that can come to the LI office three days a week for literacy training.
These lessons are designed by both the students and Umar and are continually updated by the orphans, the students and Umar himself and is now being used by both the orphans and their caretakers to teach both parties English at the same time. 
Attached in the report is a link to the online site we are using to teach the Orphans and we encourage you to view it!
Once again thank you for your support it is more than we could have ever hoped for.
Wishing you a wonderful spring from the entire LI family
Team creating alphabet website
Team creating alphabet website

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Mar 3, 2017

New Business Owners and US Students Changing Lives

Dear Dedicated LI Donor,Meet Sara Albert (the Project Leader), McNulty Olivia (college Assistance Chair), Toner Bryon (Special Projects Chair), Emma (Media Chair), Sean (Fundraising), and Cardone Gianna (Nigeria Partnership) these are group of dedicated students  from Frank W. Cox High School located in Virginia Beach VA. Sara and her team are one of our IBAP students. The team is partnered with Abdullahi Salisu (AKA

Meet Sara Albert (the Project Leader), McNulty Olivia (college Assistance Chair), Toner Bryon (Special Projects Chair), Emma (Media Chair), Sean (Fundraising), and Cardone Gianna (Nigeria Partnership) these are group of dedicated students  from Frank W. Cox High School located in Virginia Beach VA. Sara and her team are one of our IBAP students. The team is partnered with Abdullahi Salisu (AKA

Meet Sara Albert (the Project Leader), McNulty Olivia (college Assistance Chair), Toner Bryon (Special Projects Chair), Emma (Media Chair), Sean (Fundraising), and Gianna (Nigeria Partnership) this is a group of dedicated students from Frank W. Cox High School located in Virginia Beach VA. Sara and her team are one of our IBAP students. The team is partnered with Danliti's Cobbling Business.

Danliti is located at Wunti Market, Bauchi Town - Bauchi state and have the ambition to grow a business that will be strong enough to meet the high demand in his community and in turn empower others to learn the art of cobbling skills as well as increase his income/profit. Before 

Before Danliti met with LI, he ran his business as best he could, though with little profit and minimal impact. After his encounter with LI, his business became more opportunities to the youth and the members of the community. Today Danliti is known for not only the service he provides; but also the impact he has made and is making in his community. Danliti is the last child of his parents, he is married with two wives and three children, all attending school.

Sara and her team started with re-designing the face of his business by forming a business slogan for him. Currently, the team is working on another solution that will assist in expand Danliti’s market  through advertising by using posters. Another area they have in their proposed plan is to create a better financial management techniques and book keeping methods.

The support provided by the Frank W. Cox High School IBAP team to Danliti’s business is like “water to a drying plant” (right timing). It is always heart touching when you see some promising young leaders taking their position to reach out from one side of the planet called Virginia Beach VA, USA to another called Wunti Market Bauchi, Bauchi State - Nigeria just to make an impact on Danliti’s life and his family as a whole.

Once again everyone at Leadership Initiative's cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our programs and our dedication to creating a brigther tomorrow both in Nigeria and the United States.

You have our eternal gratitude,

The Leadership Initiatives Entire Family 

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