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Literacy Training to Transform Lives

by Leadership Initiatives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives
Literacy Training to Transform Lives

Dear Generous Donors and Supporters of Leadership Initiatives,

 

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. In addition, Leadership Initiatives' International Business Internship Program has recently begun again, which provides teams of high school students with a year-long business partner and the opportunity to generate progress in developing communities. Students who participate in these programs have been able to transform businesses and communities through their hard work, creativity, and perseverance.

We are happy to report that Leadership Initiatives students will be partnering with a local orphanage in Bauchi State through our programs, thus allowing these orphans to get more attention and thoughtful problem solving than they ever have in the past. In the past, students have 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 now have the opportunity to tackle the problem that this GlobalGiving project intends to fix: literacy difficulties. Through Leadership Initiatives, students can address 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 opportunities for LI students and partners would be available 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 day, 

The Leadership Initiatives Team

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

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

Dear Respective Leadership Initiatives Donors and Staff,

Happy New Year! Here at Leadership Initiatives, we are hitting the ground running in 2019. The summer programs are quickly approaching, and our interns are hard at work to ensure that all will run smoothly. Due to the sessions that were added (as compared to last year), our team has been collaborating continuously with Georgetown University to make sure that all students will have a wonderful, educational experience.

Speaking of interns, one intern is particularly essential in the organization and planning of all summer programs: Zac. A student who began as an IBIP team coordinator, attended a myriad of summer session shimself, growing increasingly acclimated to the vivacity of Leadership Initiatves while also changing lives through correspondence with his Nigerian business partner. Over time, Zac found himself promoted to the position of ILBS Assistant Manager, in charge of all business summits under LI direction. Today, Zac continues to work tirelessly on both internship and team leader roles, helping LI and business partners around the world with his devoted energy.

Zac describes his introduction to LI as “life-changing”, saying that it has enabled him to meet the most “crucial people of his life”. Similarly, your donations to our foundation are transformative for Leadership Initiatves. Your belief in our mission, in our effort to bring literacy training to businesses in Nigeria, is what allows us to continue improving lives and communities around the globe. Without your donations, our goals would be impossible to attain, but your magnanimity and generosity fuels our operations, inspiring us to continue our work. For this, we here at Leadership Initiatives cannot thank you enough — your support truly makes a difference!

 

Best,

Leadership Initiatives Staff

Dear Respective Leadership Initiatives Donors and Staff,

After a successful six sessions of summer programs, Leadership Initiatives has seen many new students thrive and use their innovation to benefit others. The students engaged in a multitude of fields such as medical, business, and legal to use their skills to anlayze the different sets of problems that they faced. Many students have changed and grown throughout this process. Below, you can read about a students experience with Leadership Initiatives:

"During the summer before my sophomore year of highschool, I was invited to attend a conference at the University of California, Los Angeles called the Global Young Innovators Initiative, which was my first real introduction to Leadership Initiatives. When I decided to go to this conference, I did not know how much the organization would affect my life. At the conference, I discovered that I would be partnered with a business owner in Nigeria and was tasked to solve three different problems that my assigned irrigation farming business was struggling with. My team and I worked throughout the week and managed to create a presentation from our ideas on how to solve their problems. Following the week of the conference, I was invited to join the International Business Internship Program. I am able to work with the same irrigation farmer to expand and better his business. Through this program and through the Leadership Initiatives Internship Program, I have learned how amazing it is to be able to help someone you have never met before that lives on the opposite side of the world. Throughout my work with the International Business Internship Program, I have set up many fundraisers to help those in Nigeria. Leadership Initiatives has given me the opportunity to grow as a leader and pursue my passion in international development. I am excited for the years to come with this organization."

Thank you to everyone that continuely supports us in our journey to change lives - both the students and the business owners. We appreciate your generosity in helping us work towards a better future for the lives of the students and our Nigerian business partners. 

Best,

Leadership Initiatives Staff

 

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Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Marshall Bailly
Washington, DC United States
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