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
THE ADAMU’S (Tailoring Business)
The Adamus are a family of seven children; Fatima who is 11 years old, Hauwa who is 9 years old, Habiba who is 7 years old, and Hassan and Hussaini who are 6 year old twins. They lost their father over a year ago and since then life has been very difficult for them. Before their father died, he asked Mr Abdulhadi who is one of Leadership Initiative’s business partners under tailoring business to look after them. Mr Abulhadi has been the one taking care of these children because their mother doesn’t have a job. This has resulted in great difficulties for the children, even in eating at times. All of these children have dreams for their future. Fatima, Hassan and Hussaini dream of becoming doctors someday, and Hauwa and Habiba dream of becoming teachers. Their major challenges include needing school uniforms, shoes, books and writing materials.
Abdulmuminu SA’AD (Auto repair business)
Abdulmuminu is 9 years old and is the youngest in his family of nine. He lost both his parents five years ago. He has been with Faisal Sa’ad, Leadership Initiative’s auto repair business partner who became like his elder brother since he lost his parent. Faisal Saad has been feeding, clothing and paying his tuition fees. Abdulmuminu works with Faisal at his workshop after school hours or during the holidays. He has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Abdulmuminu’s Major challenges are a lack of text books and means of transportation to school as the school is far from their house and most times he has to walk.
– Numbers: Whole Numbers, Fractions
– Basic Operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
– Measurement and Geometry: length, time, weight, money
– Shapes: 3 dimensional, 2 dimentional
b. English Language: Simple Greetings/Command, Colours and Shapes, ABC and Pronunciations
c. Physical Health Education: Posture, Emotional and Social Development, Intellectual Growth
d. Social Studies: Family, Culture, Social Issues and Problems, National Economy, Transportation, Health Issues
e. Home Economics: Daily Care of the Body, Toilet Hygiene, Good Eating Habits