Palo Verde High School
International Business Alliance Program
Our mission is to help and improve communities and businesses on a global level. We are devoted to assisting the business owner, Danliti Adbullahi, with any challenges he may face in his cobbling business, and do our best to provide valuable solutions to any problems he could have. We are dedicated to helping him expand and grow the business, and achieve even greater success in the future. Danliti’s cobbling business is changing lives for the better at a local level, and we are committed to taking this success to new heights.
Our group is very excited to have the privilege of working with Danliti. We pledge to work together to help him solve problems, and to make sure he feels comfortable and happy. The amazing experience and practice we will get from the International Business Alliance Program will enhance our ability to help and develop this business, as well as prepare us for future service with other international businesses in need.
The cobbling business is very important to the people in Wunti Market; Danliti is able to provide boot repairs to local police and military, which other large companies are not able to do. His small business is making an impact in his community on many different levels, such as providing well made shoes that prevent hookworm, a problematic health concern in Nigeria. In addition, his business has the potential of expanding and providing jobs and opportunities for his developing community. It is our goal to support Danliti’s cobbling business and help assure its success, which will continue to grow and change people’s lives in the process.
Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
Orphan Independence and Skills Program
Orphan Care Program Statistics
- Number of LI business’ participating within the program: 26
- LI Orphan Care Program Manager: Umar Mohammed
- Location: Buachi City and surrounding communities in Bauchi state
- Number of orphans within the program: 36
- Number of orphans receiving skills training: 27
- Average length of time before orphans can obtain work through the program 20 months
- Number of orphans who are attending school: 26
To ensure that all of the orphans taken in were treated well and working towards mastery of a skill, LI began the Orphan Independence and Skills Program to establish a set of best practices for all participants.
The Orphan Independence and Skills Program is designed to provide orphans with the necessary training to become full participants in their communities. The LI Businesses that participate in the Orphan Independence and Skills Program (OISP) have a contractual arrangement with Leadership Initiatives to provide life skills to the orphans they take in.
After receiving initial training from Leadership Initiatives, there is ongoing oversight of all participating businesses to ensure the orphans are cared for. To ensure this Leadership Initiatives staff:
- Track of the orphans taken in by LI Business Owners.
- Give periodic visits to ensure the orphans are being fed, well clothed, and provided for.
- Ensure that orphans have the opportunity to participate in a skills training program of a business or trade they wish to work in.
- L.I. staff establish a skills curriculum for each participate which they must progress through during the course of their apprenticeships.
- Set apprentice wages that allow the orphans to earn income while learning a skill.