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Jun 1, 2017

LI IBAP Summer Program

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Investing in others is a major objective in the LI campaign, and our International Business Alliance Program allows us to do just that. Through IBAP, Leadership Initiatives gives high-school students the opportunity to create life-changing ideas for our business partners in Nigeria. Our summer conferences also provide these young leaders the chance to acquire invaluable experience as they interact with business experts across a variety of professional fields to gain an abundance of knowledge. 

A large number of professionals will speak to the program's participants to provide personal insight and wisdom they have obtained by working in their specific fields. A few of the organizations represented by our speakers include NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Pentagon, Peace Corps, and AdoptUSKids. Though every organization was not able to be named, Leadership Initiatives is both thrilled and deeply appreciative to have such a range of guest speakers. Their expertise provides a critical advantage for our students, and the program's benefits are greatly strengthened by their individual guidance and counsel.

During the conferences, students become a part of a team that partners with a specific business in Nigeria; each business is allied with multiple groups. These competing teams will work with their fellow group members to learn about their business partners' fiscal and organizational goals as well as their available resources. With this information, teams develop ideas and practical solutions to facilitate the growth and stability of the business. As the program continues, teams establish a more personal relationship with their partners and begin to better understand the impact of their work. 

After a week of collaboration, students present their ideas and plans to a panel of judges, including their business partner. The panel then picks a single team whose solutions best benefit their partners. The entire program gives students a week of immeasurable experience, helping young men and women to become a new generation of leaders. Doubly so, the business owners in Nigeria are helped by Leadership Initiatives to become not only genuine leaders within their business, but leaders in their community as well. By investing time, experience, and hard work into the futures of others, LI is able to take part in changing lives across the globe.

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!!!


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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