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Apr 26, 2019

Making an Impact One Car (and Donation) at a Time!

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

 

Because of your generous donations, individuals and communities throughout Bauchi State will be able to forge the connections necessary to solve local problems using existing community resources. This will create a new generation of innovative, resourceful leaders poised to catapult their neighborhoods, regions, and nations forward. Donor contributions make it possible to provide promising individuals with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young leaders then identify obstacles to development within their own communities, design workable solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles. Leadership Initiatives partners with local government and business leaders to renew democracies on a grassroots level by cultivating self-reliant leadership. Lastly, Leadership Initiatives approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs, which will and eventually aid in making Nigeria a stronger and more democratic nation.

 

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. Currently this project will help Muhammad, a auto repairman in Bauchi State who plays an integral role in those closest to him through his automotive repair services, employment of community members, and funding of his siblings’ education.

 

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into Muhammad and this team's project as the months progress through GlobalGiving's reporting program. Of course, at any time you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing.

 

As a supporter of “Gonzaga College High School Fighting for a Change”, Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how this team could best help Muhammad. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org or the project leader themselves (John) at rehillj@gonzaga.org if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments! Your hard work and support is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world.

 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff in Nigeria or this specific project leader, we would love to communicate with you so you can personally see the change you are creating.

 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!

Sincerely,

 

Leadership Initiatives

Apr 22, 2019

Thank you for your support!

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

 

Because of your generous donations, individuals and communities throughout Bauchi State will be able to forge the connections necessary to solve local problems using existing community resources. This will create a new generation of innovative, resourceful leaders poised to catapult their neighborhoods, regions, and nations forward. Donor contributions make it possible to provide promising individuals with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young leaders then identify obstacles to development within their own communities, design workable solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles. Leadership Initiatives partners with local government and business leaders to renew democracies on a grassroots level by cultivating self-reliant leadership. Lastly, Leadership Initiatives approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs, which will and eventually aid in making Nigeria a stronger and more democratic nation.

 

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. Currently this project will help Danliti, a cobbler in Bauchi who helps his surrounding communities through both cobbling services and employment to upwards of ten community members.

 

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into Danliti and this team's project as the months progress through GlobalGiving's reporting program. Of course, at any time you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing.

 

As a supporter of “Mira Costa High School Fighting for a Change”, Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how this team could best help Danliti. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org or the project leader themselves (Ella) at ella.nuttallsmith@gmail.com if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments! Your hard work and support is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world.

 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff in Nigeria or this specific project leader, we would love to communicate with you so you can personally see the change you are creating.

 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best! (and if you celebrate Easter or Passover, a merry holiday weekend to you as well!)

 

Sincerely,

 

Leadership Initiatives

Apr 11, 2019

Literacy from the Bottom Up

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

 

The high school summer programs are quickly approaching, and we here at Leadership Initiatives are looking forward to working with and shaping the future leaders of the world. Their solutions in our law, business, and medical programs have monumental impacts on an international scale. These shakers of tomorrow transform lives and allow for Nigerian business owners to make lasting change in their communities that can elevate the entire population.

 

In regards to our summer programs, a group of our students during a previous year’s program was able to take the issue of literacy from another direction, coming up with solutions that have proven to be tremendously successful during this past year. A team led by Morgan, one of our top interns at Leadership Initiatives, was partnered with an orphan care company. This Nigerian entrepreneur was looking for ways to teach the orphans English and other basic life skills, but was having difficulty even knowing where to begin. Morgan’s team gladly accepted the challenge, brainstorming ways to create a curriculum that could teach a variety of skills in an organized and clear-cut way. The final result? Morgan’s team created a picture book that taught the basic skills of hygiene through a combination of symbols and English words. Through this picture book, students would be able to learn the basic skills of life while simultaneously learning English and having fun coloring. This team’s ingenuity and unique perspective regarding the challenges of literacy training from the youngest ages was transformative for this entrepreneur. Almost a year later, these orphans are much more fluent in English and have all mastered the skills needed to pursue higher education and opportunities.

 

This solution, however amazing, would never have been funded without your contribution. Without your support, these picture books would never have been created, the orphans would have continued to struggle with English, and classroom time may have been used ineffectively. However, your donation made all this and more possible — by giving these orphans the tools they need to succeed, you played a direct role in their future education and the lives that they themselves will now be able to change as well.

 

Thank you so much for your generosity in helping us continue to empower students, entrepreneurs, and children around the globe. Through your aid, no matter how small, we can work together to make a difference. I thank you again for joining us on this journey!

 

Best,

 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

 
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