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Jul 10, 2019

How YOU are Bringing English to Nigerian Orphans

Dear Generous Donors and Supporters of Leadership Initiatives,

 

Happy summer! 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. Students from these sessions have been able to transform businesses and communities through their hard work, creativity, and perseverance.

 

We are happy to report that this year’s International Leadership and Business Internship Summit (ILBS) program is partnering with a local orphanage in Bauchi State, thus allowing these orphans to get more attention and thoughtful problem solving than they ever have in the past. As noted in a previous email, students have previously 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 this year will be tackling the problem that this GlobalGiving project intends to fix: literacy difficulties. At ILBS, students will be focusing on 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 summer programs or solutions would be possible 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 summer’s day,

 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

Jul 3, 2019

Feeding Orphans and Changing Lives with LI

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 working relationship with the orphanage is a new one, and these donations are truly the ones that matter. Even the smallest contributions mean the world of difference to us, the orphanage managers, and the orphans themselves. For instance, even just a $10.00 donation feeds an orphan for a week (and, statistically speaking, a donation of $2.50 -- aka the price of a small coffee -- keeps a small belly full for almost two days). Your encouragement of James Madison High School and their goal to help this orphanage 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 or the team lead themselves (Sid) at sid.thakker3@gmail.com to give them your insight or to learn more about the steps being taken to help this orphanage. Again, we couldn’t do it without you!

 

WIshing you and your family a wonderful day,

 

Leadership Initiatives

Jul 3, 2019

Real Testimonies of How Your Donation Counts!

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,

 

It is halfway through 2019, and our reach keeps expanding rapidly thanks to those who support us. Due to this tremendous support, we have more IBIP teams and business partners than ever before. We could not have 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 summer program at Emory University. There, we were presented with a business from Nigeria which we would help during the entire week and ultimately 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 send thanks again to our donors and supporters because you truly make a big difference in our reach. By supporting us, you are supporting the people across the globe 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 around the world. Thank you again for all that you do.

 

Thanks,

 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

 
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