Mar 14, 2018

Welcome to the New Project!

 

Dear Valued Leadership Initiative Donor,

 

Welcome to our new project, Create 100 Jobs in 2018 and 2019! For those who witnessed and helped with our success on the last Create 100 Jobs project, I personally thank you for your help and support to reach our goal! However, the mission of Leadership Initiatives is expanding more than ever and that is all due to your continuing support as donors!

 

As you may know, an integral part of the Leadership Initiatives work is through the International Business Alliance Program (IBAP). This is a program where some of the brightest high school students in the United States devote their time to helping business partners in Nigeria. Currently we have dozens of teams that are actively helping owners in many businesses such as fish farming, wedding, tailoring, and repair! The student solutions are amazing and are the reason why Leadership Initiatives has seen so much success in recent years. Both student and business owner benefit from this inimitable program; to show you all the effect of this partnership, I will share a story from a current IBAP student who is excelling in the program:

 

“Rabi’s face lit up on my computer screen one foot away on my desk. I had just told her that, yes, I do attend school. She had opened her own catering business so she could attend university. Rabi is a twenty-year-old spatula-wielding entrepreneur living in Bauchi, Nigeria. She operates a catering company living in a house miles away from the market, with no internet connection, very few financial resources, and a social stigma against working women. 

I was connected with Rabi during my internship at Leadership Initiatives, helping her to create a marketing campaign, develop a financial management strategy, and standardize her recipes to become more profitable. Rabi talked about paying for her own tuition, gaining enough customers to employ other young women, and providing quality service to the members of her community. Not only was she motivated by personal financial stability, Rabi was driven towards a better economic future for her community, country, and continent.”

 

As you can see, this program is not only helping develop a business in need, but creating a friendship that will last forever. 

 

Thank you all for your dedication and support in our efforts to empower the community leaders of Nigeria. We appreciate everything you have contributed to help our cause. Since I have been with the non-profit for a few years, I know that what you are helping create a better life for hundreds of kids and adults both in the United States and Nigeria. I am grateful for your continued gratitude along our journey to make the world a better place for all.

 

Feb 28, 2018

New School for the Orphans

Dear Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

From the success of the International Leadership Business Summit Program to the ongoing work of the IBAP teams, the Orphan Care Center is thriving from the continual solutions led by amazing high school students. One of the amazing solutions that has been very beneficial is a hygiene book to teach the orphans how to properly take care of themselves.

These orphans are currently being taught in Leadership Initiatives office space over in Nigeria, but soon a school will be opening for the kids. Right now the space is at the maximum space so this school is super important for the program because it will allow the center to take in more children to educate. 

Not only will more children receive an education from this school, but they will also have the tools to contribute to society and empower other people. Some of these orphans will eventually go on to create their own businesses and will take in other orphans to mentor and support. This school will help generations of orphans to come and will provide children with vital education to beat poverty.

Therefore, I want to thank all of you donors again for your continuous support for Leadership Initiatives. The construction of this school is only possible because of your generosity. Hundreds of lives will be changed in this project, all because of your kindness. We, as a nonprofit, strive and will continue to strive towards the empowerment of business and community leaders in Nigeria.

 

Thanks,

Leadership Initiatives

Jan 3, 2018

Success of Creating New Jobs!

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiative Donors,

Throughout this project to create 100 jobs in Nigeria for 2015 and beyond, Leadership Initiatives has exceeded its expectations for 100 jobs! Our organization has expanded rapidly with many new IBAP teams and summer programs that has promoted the growth of our partnered businesses and jobs. With the expansion of the businesses, owner's have taken in more apprentices and orphans to sponsor and help educate. Therefore from all of the generous donations, we have expanded the reach of our community leaders and their work to empower others.

I want to thank everyone who has supported Leadership Initiatives and our work in this process to make a better life for those in Nigeria. Your donations have given an opportunity that is essentially priceless to these business owners to change their life. Our work is still growing so we appreciate the continuous help that you all have provided. If you would like to continue helping our cause please follow our newest project, Create 100 Jobs in Nigeria during 2018-2019!!

If you would like to learn more about the various projects that we have currently going on, please visit lichange.org. Also if you are a high school student looking to join our International Business Alliance Program to have a chance to partner with a business owner and help improve their business, visit liempower.org. 

 

Thank you,

Leadership Initiatives

 
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