Enloe High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Olivia Mwangi and I am currently a dual enrollment student in Enloe High School and Wake Technical Community College located in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a dual enrollment student, I am able to complete my high school requirements and receive college credit. I was born in Kenya, Africa and lived there for 8 years before migrating to the United States. This change allowed me to blend the 2 different cultures and led to my ability of speaking 3 languages; English, Kikuyu, and Swahili.
I am currently enrolled in AP classes with a GPA of 4.147, my academic achievements led me to being selected to volunteer at UNC Rex Healthcare. I have volunteered in radiology and am now currently in the pediatrics wing. Along with volunteering at a prestigious hospital, through being a member of HOSA, I was able to become a state finalist for Biomedical Debate in North Carolina. I am also a board member for the Medical BioScience Academy at my school. My duties include leading the sophomores and making sure they are on track with the requirements needed for the Medical BioScience Academy. The Academy, has also helped me with my journey of receiving my NAFTrack and OSHA certifications.
I am eager to work with my closest friends in helping a business in Nigeria. I have lived in a third world country before, I know what kinds of difficulties they face and the obstacles they are trying to overcome. I wanted to be able to create a change and through The International Business Internship Program, I feel that I can accomplish that.
Class of 2020
Hello! My name is Sixela Caballero and I attend enloe high school, in Raleigh, North Carolina. My parents are from Comayagua Honduras they moved here about 25 years ago. My mother taught me spanish at 4 years old and I began speaking french in kindergarten, but english is my main language. I started taking AP courses my sophomore year apart from that I am also apart of a school program called MBSA it stands for biomedical science academy. I am also a board member of CAST club it was created my sophomore year, we talk about murder cases and conspiracy theories. Olivia, Ryan and I were all in the state finals for HOSA our group event was biomedical debate. I am also in all honors classes and a couple of AP courses.
My parents named me after my brother Alexis, my name backwards is his name. When I was little i use to compete in many sports like basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, swimming and dance. But I stuck with only dance because it was what i enjoyed most. I’ve been dancing since i was 3 and doing competition since i was 6 years old. I started picking up photography when i was around 12 and i loved taking pictures ever since. I have been to honduras with my parents 3 times to visit family and get to know the place where my parents grew up. Now i volunteer at my dance studio on saturday mornings assisting dance teachers. I help them with the 2-4 year olds, i've been doing it for 2 years now. My mom is my best friend and my biggest supporter I wouldn’t be doing great things if it weren’t for her help. During my free time I like to take pictures ,spend time with my family, volunteer at food banks, and go to work at the YMCA.
I am very excited to work in this program because we have the opportunity to not only change one life but many. What we will accomplish in this program is extremely amazing and to be able to be apart of that and say i helped improve these human beings lives is truly a prodigious thing to say. I must thank one of my best friend Olivia for thinking that i have the potential of doing great things with her and our other team members in this project
Class of 2020
My name is Tessa Cokley, and I attend Enloe High School in Raleigh North Carolina. My mother is from Raleigh and my dad is from California, but moved around a lot because his father was in the military. Both sides of my family served in the military and have had very big impacts in my life. God, family, academics, and fun are my life's priorities and I plan to capitalize on each through my life, while also learning valuable life lessons. One important fact about myself that should be known is that I am very self motivated, and I do not give up. Ever.
Academically I like to challenge myself with AP and honors classes, while also keeping in mind my limits. I have been in MBSA since my freshman year, and I love the opportunities that it has given me to learn about health while simultaneously applying it to the real world. I often take the role of leader or video editor in group projects knowing that these are my strong points. In my free time I enjoy drawing, making videos, watching movies, and making stories. I have a portfolio of many of my drawings and a youtube channel that I enjoy posting on. Cheerleading has consistently been apart of my life since the time I was about 7. I love traveling and getting to capture all of my adventure on film with friends and family. Performing has helped me in so many ways get over stage fright and speaking up as the team leader. Currently I am a intern for our Junior team at CheerXtreme, and I love being able to help younger kids with their skills.
I am excited to join this program because of all opportunities that I will get to be apart of and its benefits. The fact that we get to collaborate with people across the world is amazing all by itself, but now we get the chance to be active in communities that need help. I can’t wait to learn and collaborate with brilliant minds across the world! This will be a great experience to be a change in the world.
Class of 2020
My name is Erandi Galvez-Ramirez but most people know me as Andi. I attend Enloe High school, in Raleigh, North Carolina. I was born in Raleigh North Carolina but both of my Parents are from Mexico city and the outskirts of mexico. Spanish is my native tongue but as years progressed I have transitioned into the english language. I started Taking AP courses my junior year of high school and I am in all honors classes. I am in C.A.S.T club and I joined culinary club as i am pursuing a career in culinary.
Apart of the reason why I strayed away from my native roots is due to the reason of my mother’s death. When I was four years old a few weeks before my fifth birthday, my family got into car accident, which tore my family apart. While my older sister, Stephanie, was in a coma, my eldest sister Rubi took care of me as i had no parent figure present in my life, as my dad was working day and night trying to pay off every medical bill that was caused by the accident. Once Stephanie recovered, she had to adapt to her surroundings as she had many disabilities due to the incidents, just seeing the sight caused Rubi to become depressed. Rubi was surrounded by memories of her dead mother, her once normal sister was now in a wheelchair, and I, I understood nothing about my situation. I was five when she ran away to Mexico.
Though this story causes people to pity me, I feel like this part of my life benefited me in a bittersweet way. I grew up with lots of adult figures and learned how to adapt and cope with different situations and i feel this made me the humble caring person i’ve become today.
In my spare time, i like to travel places with friends and family. You can usually see me in my spare time traveling to the mountains to hike and camp with family friends. I liked going to the mountains, especially when my group goes to a nice safe ledge and watch the clouds ascend with the sun and talk about deep stuff like life after death and other theories about life and our existence on earth.
Our Business Partner: Shifa Royal Hospital
Business Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
The Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center was created in 2013 by Dr. Zubairu Abubakar Madaki. Shifa Royal offers a multitude of critical services to the greater Bauchi Community including outpatient services, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecological services, family planning, laboratory, and pharmaceutical services. Its mission is to provide exemplary health services to the Bauchi populaces irrespective of age, sex, race, tribe, religion, ethnic background, and social status. The hospital is accredited as a provider in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center has 10 distinct departments that are currently partnered with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program:
The hospital’s Administrative Department manages clinical and administrative functionalities within the hospital towards ensuring that the hospital constantly delivers top quality service while remaining financially viable.
The Nursing Department is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing all nursing activities in the hospital, which includes both Nursing and Midwifery.
The Laboratory Department performs a wide variety of tests using available technology. Those working in the lab analyze common tests such as malaria, viral infections, glucose, cholesterol, liver and heart enzymes, thyroid tests, and hormone tests.
The Accounting Department is a multidimensional entity of the hospital that maintains and monitors the hospitals financial reporting system. The department provides accurate and timely financial reports to the hospital staff and administration. They are responsible for accounts payable, payroll, and the development of all financial statements and reports.
The Pharmacy Department is responsible for all medicines produced and dispensed to outpatients, day patients, and inpatients. Pharmacists work as part of the clinical team to dispense medications. They are responsible for ensuring that correct medicines are prescribed, devising and supervising treatment plans for patients, and providing information about medicines to staff and patients.
The Medical Records Department at the hospital provides an essential service to the patients and doctors which involves the distribution, storage, security, maintenance, repair and destruction of medical records in accordance with national guidelines. The library holds all patient records and is a ‘closed’ library, only accessible to approved staff needing to collect records for patient attendances, including clinics and planned and emergency admissions.
The Procurement Department provides a purchasing and supplies service across the Hospital and acts as a procurement agent for medical staff. The department ensures the correct supplies are available to doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to provide the critical care needed in the Bauchi area.
The Internal Audits Department strives to uses their technical knowledge and advisory recommendations to help groups manage operations more efficiently. The department oversees budgeting and expenditures, recordkeeping, patient billing and collections, organizational structures, information systems, and operations at the hospital.
Security staff ensures that hospitals and clinic sites are accessible and safe for patients, visitors and staff. They also protect buildings and valuable equipment. The Security Department works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help make the hospital safe and secure.
The hospital’s Cleaning Department is responsible for the regular and routine cleaning of all surfaces and maintaining a high level of hygiene in the facility in collaboration with the Infection Control Committee. The department prevents further infection and ensures the safety of all patients, nurses, doctors, and otherwise.
The partnership between Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program and the Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center will expand available health resources in underdeveloped communities and improve the life-saving services the hospital provides in the region.