Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,
The high school summer programs are coming up very soon, and we at Leadership Initiatives are so excited to see the outstanding solutions created by some of the best students across the nation. However, the real takeaway from our programs is not only the student's success, but the lives that are changed forever, especially in the International Leadership and Business Summit. From the solutions created, Nigerian business owners are able to help their community positively by empowering others, taking in orphans, and providing jobs for those who need it.
Although the benefits for the community are exponential, the growth of the business from these solutions allow the business owners to gain more education and the knowledge to strengthen their career and passions. One specific business owner, Rabi runs a catering business in Bauchi, Nigeria. She lives with her family and works hard at cooking and making pasteries to support herself and the family. However, her goal is to eventually go back to school and get a degree in a science-major.
Before Rabi goes back to school herself, she wants to give her sister the opportunity to go to university first with her support. This selfless act shows how Rabi truly deserves the best in her company and life. She is dedicated to helping those around her being the best that they can be before helping herself. That is why it is so important that we help these remarkable individuals so they can acheive their dreams and provide a better future for the next generation.
Your contribution is not only impacting one life - it is working towards empowering a community that does not have the same priviledges as some of us. If we give individuals the tools that they need to succeed, they will thrive and beget more change in their community.
Thank you so much for your generosity in helping us continue our mission to empower business men and women globally. Your support means the world to us and those who you are directly helping. By your contributions, you are allowing people like Rabi to attend university and gain a valuable education. We can make a difference together by helping those individuals in developing countries to gain valuable knowledge to help them suceed even further. I thank you again for joining us on this journey!
The Leadership Initiatives Team
Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donor,
In a few weeks, the first set of students will be attending our first ever Law program at Georgetown University. At this program, high school students will be paired with real attorneys and clients on cases of national importance for hands-on legal experience. These students will spend seven days working on witness preparation for either a federal fraud investigation or researching discovery and trial strategy for a case involving gender discrimination against female government employees. This program is revolutionary and one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are excited to see what the minds of the youth can do and create in a mere week!
Along with the Law program, our other new program is the Medical program where high school students are paired with top medical professionals with the goal of training the next generation of doctors in the fields of emergency room medicine, surgery, medical research and sports medicine. These students will actually have the chance to use Microsoft’s Oculus Rift technology to diagnose and treat a patient in sub-Saharan Africa in real time. So not only are these students going to be learning from the top professionals in their field, but they also will be saving a life.
Of course on top of these two amazing opportunities, Leadership Initiatives will continue to host the International Leadership and Business Summit where students will have the chance to develop solutions for real-world problems faced by businesses in developing nations. We have featured many stories of our student solutions from this summit, and we are excited for more amazing work and innovative solutions from our students this summer. We are proud of all of these students for deciding to make a difference in the world - not only locally, but internationally. However, our students would not have this awesome opportunity without your generous support.
Therefore, I just want to say thank you again to all of our wonderful donors because you allow our programs to prosper and expand to change more lives. Your generosity allows Leadership Initiatives to the fund student solutions in the IBIP and summer programs and implement them into action. Our business leaders in Nigeria have benefitted so much from the student's work that they are now able to reach out to other people in their community and empower them. Thank you so much for believing in Leadership Initiatives and the students from our programs.
If you are interested in attending one of the programs yourself, please visit bethechangenow.org. If you would like to learn more about us in general, please visit lichange.org!
Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,
It is halfway through 2018, and our reach keeps expanding rapidly all thanks to those who support us. Due to this tremendous support, we have more IBIP teams and business partners than every before. We could have not done it without your kindness.
Therefore I would like to share a student's story of her experience with her business partner and how your contributions made this interaction possible:
"My journey at Leadership Initiatives began two years ago when I attended the Global Young Innovators, Envision summer program at Emory University. There we were presented with a business from Nigeria which we would help during the entire week and at the end give a presentation of our solutions. Because of my great work here, I was able to start an IBIP team of my own. For the past year and a half, my team has been working with Ms. Deborah and Unity Restaurant, helping her improve the problems presented to us. Some of our solutions that we have been able to give to Ms. Deborah are a new logo, new business cards, new flyers, and re-designed menus. Currently, we are working on improving her delivery system."
From this student helping Deborah and her restaurant, she has been able to expand, and therefore have the resources to help others in her community. All of our business leaders that we partner with are dedicated community leaders who - if helped - will offer jobs and support to other people in their community. This creates a cycle of change that continues to help generations ahead. As long as we give these people the help that they need, they will make sure to use that gift to cause change themselves.
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 the people of sub-Saharan Africa who are grateful for your contribution. Your generosity has helped us create more job opportunities for both community adults with businesses 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.