George Walton Students Creating Change

by Leadership Initiatives
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change
George Walton Students Creating Change

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donor,

To start off, thank you for your donations! These donations will continue to help enhance communities and create change in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Your support towards our student interns allows them to address major challenges in the community. Without the help of our donors, this would not have been possible. The student interns in our program have learned so much from our partners in Nigeria and have worked hard to create a better life for those in Bauchi. For our business program, each team has gone through the process of bonding with their business partner, learning about their lives, realizing the largest issues facing the business, and developing solutions to these issues. For our advocacy and public health programs, teams have gotten to know their project coordinator, learned all about the history and present status of their issue in Nigeria, and developed a campaign to raise awareness for their issue in the community.  

Our students in the business, public health, and advocacy programs worked hard throughout the year to improve the lives of those in Bauchi, Nigeria. We are so proud of the student interns for how well they finished the year out. To start off, those in our business program ended the year by finishing their micro grant solution proposal and having one final call with their business partner to go over their innovative solution with them. For our Advocacy and Public Health programs, student interns finished off by drafting and finalizing a full community workshop for facilitators to implement on the ground. These community workshops will be used to inform residents of Sabuwar Kasuwa and Gudum Sayawa communities in Bauchi about several advocacy and public health issues. To officially end the year off, these students had a skype call with their project coordinator where they explained to them exactly how to give the community workshop and what information should be included in it. 

As a donor to this project, we are so thankful to have your support as we attempt to create change for those in Bauchi Nigeria. Everyone at Leadership Initiatives would love to have you more involved in our organization if you would ever want to help us grow our programs or learn more about ways that you can assist. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments!

On behalf of everyone at Leadership Initiatives, thank you for everything that you have done. We all truly appreciate your donation and support for our organization. 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 the absolute best! 


Sincerely,


Leadership Initiatives

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Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donor,

First and foremost, thank you so much for your support! Your donations will continue to support Mr. Shamsu Hussaini, giving him the opportunity to expand his business and feed his family. We have been working with Mr. Hussaini, the owner of Latest Furniture, a furniture store selling high-quality, low-priced furniture to underprivileged families in Bauchi City. We have had multiple Skype calls with Mr. Hussaini and have created a relationship with him in order to develop ideas to further his business.

As of early January, the Financial Tracking Plan from winter 2020 is being implemented. The receipt book, the business ledger, and instructions on financial tracking have been printed, and our project coordinator in Bauchi is monitoring Mr.Hussaini’s progress. We are excited to see Mr. Hussaini develop important business skills and an even more successful business. Mr. Hussaini has been able to buy a new workshop in a safer part of town, where he can use electric tools without fearing they’ll be stolen, and he can attract higher-income customers. Additionally, we have provided Mr. Hussaini with his first cell phone, so he can communicate with our project coordinator and with customers more easily.

Currently, we are working on a marketing and advertising plan for Latest Furniture. Just recently, we have spoken with him about his goals, customer base, and advertising preferences. Mr. Hussaini has stated that he wants to present himself as a trustworthy, professional businessman that creates quality furniture for his customers, and we want to help him achieve this image in any way that we can, be it through flyers, business cards, or any other method that we might pursue.

None of this would have been possible without generous donors like you. The new workshop only costs a couple of hundred US dollars per year, but having it represents a groundbreaking improvement in Shamsu’s life. Even the cost of printing receipts, creating a business ledger, and buying a cell phone are things that Mr. Hussaini wouldn’t have been able to purchase without your help.

On behalf of everyone at Leadership Initiatives, thank you again for everything that you have done. We are really grateful for your donation and the support you are offering us and Mr. Shamsu Hussaini. 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. Always feel free to contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.org. Wishing you the absolute best!

Sincerely,

Team 1069

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Meeting with our Project Coordinator

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,

Your donations will empower individuals and communities across Bauchi State, Nigeria, giving them the opportunity to form connections and address local issues using community resources. This will create a generation of leaders given the platform to encourage progress that starts at the local level but impacts many more.

In particular, Team 1069 interns have partnered with Shamsu Hussaini, the owner of Latest Furniture, which provides furniture repairs and custom new furniture for low-income customers. Currently, the 1069 team is working hard to support Shamsu in fundraising, tracking funds, and making improved business decisions for the future of his carpentry business. Your encouragement of Team 1069 interns and their project will truly help change lives across the globe, as this business not only provides crucial resources for the community but also creates critical job opportunities in the area. Contributions from donors give promising Nigerian business owners access to entrepreneurial, leadership, and project management training. These leaders then identify developmental obstacles within their communities, design practical solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles.

As a supporter of this project, 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 their business partner. Please contact Executive Director Marshall Bailly at mbailly@lichange.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

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Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Marshall Bailly II
Washington, DC United States

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