Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,
Because of your generous donation, young men and women with physical disabilities will be given the opportunity to develop skills and gain an education, which will help them better market themselves to surrounding local businesses. In Bauchi State, there is a commonly held belief that disabled individuals cannot maintain jobs nor acquire a complex skill set that would help distinguish them from other physically capable candidates. As a result, they are diminished to beggars who frequently stay out in the streets asking for help in order to survive. The main focus of this micro-project is to help to alleviate this ongoing issue and assist disabled individuals to learn to work in areas of technology.
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, the funding of the “Disabled Education for Technical Work” project will allow disabled community leaders to undergo extensive training and education. Consequently, they will have the ability to hold jobs in the future and live independently of their family’s constant support.
Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.
Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGiving’s reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing.
As a supporter of “Disabled Education for Technical Work,” 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 to develop our programs please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your hard work and intelligence 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 on the ground, a project leader, one of our Business Alliance student participants, we would love to set up a Skype chat for you, so you can personally see the change you are creating.
Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!