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My name is Marc Zavarro and I am a member of the Class of 2022. I am a Freshmen at Western High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I push myself to put my skills and dedication in multiple school clubs and charities. Throughout my middle school careers and my upcoming High School Career, I have been and will be a leader in a Charity known as Children Helping Other Children. Along with being in multiple charities, I am a nationally represented Debater ranking number 6 in the nation for my category. I have excelled in some of the highest classes offered. In my first year of high school, I am taking AP classes. In 7th grade, I obtained 1110 on my SAT. I would like to follow a career in Political Science in my college future.
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My name is Christopher Karle. I live in Ridgefield, Connecticut and will be graduating from Immaculate High School in 2022. I am passionate about health, wellness, and sustainability, so I founded Head2Toe where we donate hand-knitted baby hats to hospitals and community centers to support the health of infants; made adult hats from recycled cloth to improve the wellness of the homeless through the Midnight Run Organization; and recycle gently used shoes to Soles4Souls to outfit people in poverty-stricken areas both domestically and internationally. I received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Student Leadership Award for my diplomacy, ability to work with others, willingness to take on challenges, and ability to honor commitments (2018). I am an active member of Lions Heart, a community service based group, where I have earned both the Bronze and Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for 50 and 100+ hours of service respectively (2017, 2018). I have also been a Peer Mediator for 3 years. Athletically, I am a member of the GMS Rowing Club. Learning to row has taught me perseverance, hard work, and teamwork. I strive to use my knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with my team and our business partner. I am honored to work with the International Business Internship Program and to participate in the International Leadership and Business Summit in order to provide creative solutions to our Nigerian partners
Our Business Partner: Salon
Business Owner: Grace Adannu
Business Location: Wunti market, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
After her secondary school education, Grace took a great interest in the salon business. She took a job as an apprentice for three years then took another job in Gombe, a neighboring state, for another three years in a salon where she learned the logistics behind running a business. Over the years, she managed to save enough money to raise capital for her own business. To date, she has trained over 11 young ladies and is currently training more. She is very excited to be a part of the LI IBIP Program, as she knows she will learn more and that her business will benefit from the great ideas of the IBIP team and students.
About the Owner: Grace Adannu
Grace Adannu is a single mother of two children. Her 26 year-old son Adanu is currently studying Crime Management in the Bauchi Federal Polytechnic, and her 16 year-old daughter is writing her final exams in secondary school. She has been able to singlehandedly finance the education of her children as well as that of her younger sister who is enrolled in the Federal Polytechnic through the income that Adanu makes from the salon. She hopes that with the great ideas from the IBIP teams her business will yield a greater profit.
Grace Adannu has always loved to give back to her community by training young beauty technicians as well as in the management of her business. She has done this for over 10 years and still looks forward to helping many more. Some of the young ladies she has trained now own their own salons and are very thankful for the help she has given. Adannu currently employs two women who in turn care for 20 members of their extended family, including their own children.