Classical High School
International Business Alliance Program
Our goal is to change the lives of others through this program and transform our skills in leadership and teamwork. We will try to fundraise substantially and put our minds together to create ideas that will help the business that we will be partnering with in a positive way. With school in the way, we will try to meet regularly on a biweekly basis, but still be working on the project even if we are not meeting. Our group will always stay positive and support each other all through this project.
Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
Abdulmalik Carpentry Shop
Abdulmalik Carpentry Shop Statistics
- Business Type:Carpentry shop
- Business Owner:Abdulmalik Abdullahi
- Location:Bauchi City, Bauchi State Nigeria
- Business Production Capacity:10 jobs a month
- Number of People Employed:4
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 13
- Employees’ Children who are attending school:5
Story of the Business:
a The Abdulmalik Carpentry Shop opened in July of 2014 after years of sacrifice and hard work. Abdulmalik is the oldest of four children and had to drop out of high school when his parents could no longer afford to send Abdulmalik to school and properly care for his siblings.
Abdulmalik then took on as many petty jobs as he could find to help support his family as best he could. As work dried up though in his community he had to look in other areas of Nigeria for work.
Abdulmalik left his home in Plateau State in 2012 before settling in Bauchi where he was able to become an apprentice in a carpentry shop. Abdulmalik showed promise and through his hard work and determination moved from apprentice to site manager in a little under a year, managing a team of five young men. As his income grew he began to send money back home to help finance his siblings education and provide for his family.
In 2013, Leadership Initiatives recognized Abdulmalik as a powerful and committed community leader and he entered Leadership Initiatives’ Business Creation Program where he received business training, additional carpentry skills training, and found local investors to get his business off the ground. Abdulmalik’s idea was for a low cost carpentry shop that could help renew old homes and buildings, making them livable again.
Today, the Abdulmalik Carpentry Shop employees four people, helps send four children to school and supports 15 family members associated with the business, all due to Abdulmalik’s hard work and perseverance.
The Abdulmalik Carpentry Shop helps renovate old and low cost homes for the growing communities of Bauchi. More and more people can afford homes because of Abdulmalik’s work fixing many of the problems that had left so many older homes in non-livable condition. This has provided shelter for both the old and the young within his community.
Abdulmalik also does pro-bono work for churches and mosques and gives discounted carpentry services to families in need.
Abdulmalik has used his shop to offer jobs to young men who could not afford a higher education but want to work and provide a good life supporting their families. This has made Abdulmalik a community leader and an example to others within his city on how they too can create a better life for themselves.