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Oct 17, 2019

Connecting Students and Entrepreneurs for Success

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,

 

We are currently in the fall of 2019, and our reach keeps expanding rapidly all thanks to all of our supporters. Due to this tremendous support, we have more IBIP teams and business partners than ever before. We couldn't done it without your kindness.

 

This past summer, students at Leadership Initiative's International Leadership and Business Tier I and Tier II Summits were offered the chance to apply to form IBIP teams of their own. These students were granted this opportunity after their success working with various partners in Nigeria, including an autobody repair shop, orphan care centers, tailoring businesses, farmers, and carpentry. During this experience, students also received guidance from experts, such as business CEOs, mentors from the State Department, and members of the Nigerian Embassy. Our students' hard work allowed for businesses in Nigeria to receive the support they need, and we also were able to start several new businesses from scratch because of their amazing proposals.

 

Now, many students from these summer programs have joined LI through the International Business and Internship Program (IBIP), and they have become a part of a similar, year-long commitment to their business partners. With such a spectacular increase in IBIP teams this academic year, we are especially appreciative of any donations. To all of the donors that have allowed us to reach this success: we cannot thank you enough!

 

We thank you again to our donors and supporters because you truly make a big difference in our reach. By supporting us, you are supporting communities in sub-Saharan Africa who are grateful for your contribution. Your generosity has helped us create more job opportunities for both adult business owners and orphans. Change can happen anywhere at anytime - and by helping us, you are affecting lives halfway across the world. Thank you again for all that you do!

 

Thanks,

 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

Oct 8, 2019

Supporting Apprenticeships in Bauchi, Nigeria

Dear Benevolent Donors and Contributors,


Leadership Initiatives would like to thank you again for everything you’ve done to support this team. As you’re all aware, nonprofit organizations are so reliant on (and grateful for!) the benevolence of supporters like you to help us in our mission. This close relationship between our success and your personal generosity is why we cannot overstate how much we appreciate both your financial and emotional support. 


Our relationship with the cobbling business is an old one, and time has shown that your donations are truly the ones that matter. Even the smallest contributions mean the world of difference to us, Danliti, and Danliti’s employees. For instance, even just a $10.00 donation feeds an orphan apprentice for a week (which means a donation of $2.50 -- aka the price of a small coffee -- keeps a small belly full for almost two days). Your encouragement of the Mira Costa High School and their goal to help this cobbling business is truly saving lives across the globe. 


As we’ve mentioned before, we’d love your input or suggestions on how this team can best aid the orphanage. We here at Leadership Initiatives are nothing if we are not propelled by an environment of creativity, and your ideas may very well be the next solution needed to truly change lives. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org to give your insight or to learn more about the steps being taken to help this business and its orphan beneficiaries. Again, we couldn’t do it without you!


Wishing you and your family a wonderful day,

Leadership Initiatives

Oct 3, 2019

Bringing English Literacy to Orphans in Nigeria

Dear Generous Donors and Supporters of Leadership Initiatives,

 

As you may be aware, Leadership Initiatives hosts a series of summer programs each year at Georgetown University. These internships, although short in duration, allow students to work with a Nigerian business and produce real-life solutions that have the capability of changing lives across the globe. In addition, Leadership Initiatives' International Business Internship Program has recently begun again, which provides teams of high school students with a year-long business partner and the opportunity to generate progress in developing communities. Students who participate in these programs have been able to transform businesses and communities through their hard work, creativity, and perseverance.

We are happy to report that Leadership Initiatives students will be partnering with a local orphanage in Bauchi State through our programs, thus allowing these orphans to get more attention and thoughtful problem solving than they ever have in the past. In the past, students have come up with solutions for teaching the orphans hygiene and other basic life skills necessary for advancing in today’s modern society. Now that the orphans are well-versed in the fundamentals, our students now have the opportunity to tackle the problem that this GlobalGiving project intends to fix: literacy difficulties. Through Leadership Initiatives, students can address the issues of curriculum and education, ensuring that the orphans are proficient in both Hausa and English in order to guarantee maximum success in the future. By breaking down the barriers between these two languages, orphans will be able to tackle the challenges of the modern world in a way that can completely transform their lives. 

Of course, none of these opportunities for LI students and partners would be available without your donations, which is why we here at Leadership Initiatives are so eternally grateful for your help. Although the ability to speak English is something we often take for granted, your donations and support are paramount in our mission to bring this linguistic advantage to people across the globe. We cannot emphasize enough what your donations mean to us and, more importantly, to the orphans across the globe. Thank you again for everything you’ve done, and we’ll keep you updated as to how your dollars are directly impacting the lives of dozens in Nigeria. 

 

Wishing you a wonderful day, 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

 
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