Bishop Moore Catholic School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
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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: Orphan Care Program
Business Owner: Orphan Care Program
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
The orphan care program is an offshoot of the Business Creation and expansion program of Leadership Initiatives. L.I.’s impact on the lives of the business leaders has been so strong that many have been inspired to give back to their communities by taking responsibility for the welfare of local orphaned youths.
This ripple effect has brought about the birth of the Orphan Care program, which enables L.I. to partner with business leaders to make a positive impact in the lives of orphaned youths and provide new hope and opportunities for a fulfilling and self-sufficient life. The business owners are responsible for providing the youth with their basic needs; shelter, food, clothing, and education.
About the Orphans
Hauwa, Habiba, Hassan and Hussaini are siblings and are from a family of seven children living in one of the suburbs of Bauchi town called Yelwan Makaranta. They are the children of Late Mallam Adamu of Yelwan Makaranta, a small community situated in Bauchi, Bauchi State – Nigeria; who died after a brief illness about 2 years ago. Before the death of their father, he entrusted the care of his children to one Mr. Abdulhadi (who happens to be one of L.I’s successful business beneficiary). He runs a small-scale business of tailoring and sewing, with the little profit from his business, Hadi was lending a helping hand to these orphaned children, this decision stemmed from a place of giving back to his community due to how much Leadership Initiatives has impacted his business and livelihood. Adulmuminu (8years old) and Buhari (8years old) are the children of late Mr. Sa’ad of Katagum local government in Bauchi state, Nigeria. Mr. Sa’ad died after a brief illness about seven years ago; Abdulmuminu and Buhari were just a year old when they lost their father, their eldest brother (Faisal Sa’ad) has been catering for them since the demise of the father. Faisal heard about LI empowerment program, applied and he got it, so when it was time to get information about the beneficiaries? LI discovered he was an orphan and had his siblings to cater for, LI decided to step in to salvage the situation and that was how Abdulmuminu and Buhari were taken into the orphan care program.
The Orphan Independence and Skills Program was originally developed in response to request from LI Business Owners. Once they had gotten their own business off the ground, they wanted to give back to the community by taking in orphans.
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.