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

Jan 3, 2018

Solutions for Wedding Makeup

Dear Valued Leadership Initiative Donor,

Over the summer at the International Leadership Business Summit, many students across America met at Georgetown University to help create innovative solutions for business owners in Nigeria. With the support of various mentors and the Leadership Initiatives team, the students created some outstanding projects; therefore, many were funded and are now in the testing and implementation stage over in Bauchi. Most of these students were from the International Business Alliance Program (IBAP) who work extensively with their own business partners throughout the year, in addition to the summer program. 

At this program, students worked with a wedding makeup business to solve their main issues: ways of comparing client’s skin tone with desired or required make-up for effective outcome, advertising, and ways to mangage finances. The students definitely did not disappoint in creating effective solutions for the client. Instead of competing to have the best project, students split up into teams and worked on an individual solution to maximize the benefit of their work. 

From the presentations, the students collaborated to set up a finance system with charts that help the owner track short and long term benefits. They also worked with cheap but quality makeup brands to find more cost effective foundations that will fit every color of skin. This is a huge step in the owner's selection; her variety of foundations have been increased from three to over nine shades to accomdate for more diversity. Lastly, the students came up with an quality advertisement plan by creating a sleek logo and finding new ways to gain new clientele and loyal customers. All of these solutions are in the process of review to be funded, but will greatly help the owner if implemented. The dedication of these students is the reason why these owners prosper and grow.

These solutions and ideas are only possible because of your generous donations to the people of Nigeria. We appreciate the support in our endeavors and the students as they find solutions to help grow businesses. Not only are we grateful, but the business owners are too for your faith in them. You are changing the world and the lives of these people. We will continue to strive to empower these businesses so they may lead their communities and set an example for those around them. Thank you again.

 

Thanks,

Leadership Initiatives Team

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