2016 UCLA Global Young Innovators Initiative Program
On July 11th 2016, 130 high school students from around the United States committed to transforming lives from across the globe by creating solutions for community-owned businesses.
We invite you to watch over the course of this week as students work with Envision and Leadership Initiatives staff, board members, mentors, and community leaders to forever change lives in developing nations.
By combining young minds and abilities with those of community entrepreneurs from around the world, these Global Young Innovators create and improve locally owned businesses in developing nations, while pushing one another to become stronger leaders at the community and international level.
Previous Global Young Innovators have created new feeding methods for fish farms in Birshi, developed new water purification methods, taught advanced welding techniques and streamlined tailoring shop assembly lines, transforming hundreds of lives.
Watch as these Global Young Innovators make their mark upon the world.
See how Leadership Initiatives develops resourceful generations of leaders poised to empower entire nations.
Global Young Innovators Initiative Team Pages
Students will partner this week with Kilkisu and her fragrance business to develop new fragrances, increase advertising, and improve accounting methods.
See the teams working to help Kilkisu and her fragrance business here:
Students partnering this week with Elizabeth’s mobile textile shop will explore marketing and advertising strategies, as well as using existing material and cloth to create new styles of clothing and color combinations. They will also work with Elizabeth and her employees to hone management and accounting skills.
See the teams working to help Elizabeth and her textile shop here:
Students will partner this week with Muhannad Shehu’s irrigation farm to explore new marketing and advertisement strategies and ways to current skills and techniques, as well as better ways to dry and package crops:
Students partnered with Hamza’s welding shop will explore possible ways to train employees in new welding techniques. In addition, they will focus on improving marketing and advertisement strategies for the business. Hamza would also like to increase his and his employees’ English communication skills.
See the teams working to help Khalid and his generator repair shop here:
Auto Electrical Repair Business
Students who partner this week with Muhammad’s auto electrical shop will explore ways to repair new electrical systems, expand to other locations, and improve his stores branding.
See the teams working to help Muhammad and his auto electrical repair shop here:
Mobile Phone Repair Business
Students partnering this week with Ibrahim to improve financial management, increase the types of services offered, and brand his business to incrase his customer base.