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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: Fish Farming
Business Owner: Shehu Gagare
Business Location: GRA Anguwan Shugaba. Firo, Tun Village, Yali Ward. Gajuwa LGA – Bauchi State
Story of the Business
Mr. Shehu learned the fish farming business at an early age. Living in a community where they have a large dam (Gubi Dam), people usually fish from the dam and the dam is the main supply of the water treatment plant of Bauchi metropolitan area. At the age of 15 he learn how to hatch fish from a Chinese team that were working at the dam. However, he had been working in other people’s farm. In January of 2017, Shehu partnered with Leadership Initiatives (LI) to build his own farm for him. His farm has since expanded and increased Shehu’s ability to support himself and his family.
About the Owner: Shehu Gagare
Shehu was born in Bauchi where he live with his parent and families; he is married with seven (7) children. All his life he had worked as a subsistent farmer in Firo, Gubi Dam village, barely providing enough for his large family until LI met him and his life took a new turn. Prior to LI’s intervention he only work for other and gets paid for his services he rendered, now he own his own fish farm and as a result his children are now attending school. He is also the youth leader in Firo community.
The Fish farm business started with 1000 juveniles in the first harvest and during the course of the farming season, several challenges where experienced and as a result, new ideas on how to resolve these problems emerged. Shehu owns the biggest fish farm in the community with the capacity of harvesting between 6,000 – 8,000 fishes per harvest plus an indoor hatchery where he can hatch up to 30,000 – 50,000 fingerlings at a time. Shehu currently has three (3) employee all from his community working on the fish farm. Currently, the farm is stock with 800 Fishes that are almost at table weight and over 30, 000 fishes that are almost at juvenile stage that are to be sold as seeds to other fish farmer.