Georgetown University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will be creating new standards for Leadership Initiatives’ Orphan Skills and Independence Program. In particular they will be creating the following:
- Standardized contracts for business owners and another for orphans stating their rights, what is expected of them, and a stronger system of checks and balances for the program participants.
- Updated standards of living agreements to ensure the program meets United Nations standards.
- Updated skills training program to help Orphans find full time work upon program completion.
Leadership Initiatives Orphan Independence and Skills Program Example Biographies
Personal Story of Jamil Shaibu Orphan supported by LI’s Cobbling Business
Jamil Shaibu is a 16 year old orphan who is a part of our Independence and Skills Program. Jamil lost his father five years ago and last year started an official apprenticeship with Danliti (owner of the Adbullahadi’s Shoemaker Shop). Jamil has been under Danliti’s care for about 4 years, Danliti took him in about a year after Jamil lost his parents.Jamil was hanging outside of Danliti’s cobbling shop looking to help out and earn some extra money to survive. Danliti began to inquire about his family, his future plans and the challenges he faced. After Jamil had told him he had to stop attending school because he lost his father who had been paying for his tuition, Danliti opted to pay for his fees and give him some extra money for his welfare.
Danliti took notice of Jamil because of his commitment and dedication to hard work (he tried to work in Danliti’s shop without Danliti even asking him to, giving Jamil a special place in Danliti’s heart.
Jamil has since graduated from his apprenticeship and now has a job at the cobbling shop, learning more about the skill while attending school during the day and helping his paying for his brothers and sisters care.
Personal Story of Suleiman Nassiru Orphan Supported By LI’s Irrigation Business
Suleiman Nasiru is a 3 year old boy who lost his parents 2 years ago due to a sickness, has been staying with Shehu since the death of his parents. Suleimann’s father was Shehu’s cousin, so after Suleiman’s parents passed on, Shehu took him in and took responsibility for the boy.
Suleiman has been well fed, clothed and though he has not started school yet but Shehu plans to put him in school in a few months. Shehu is honored to support his nephew life using the income from his business and continue to support 18 other children in attending school with his profits.
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