Northwest High School
International Business Internship Program
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Class Of 1802
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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Class Of 1218
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: Rabiu Electrical Shop
Business Owner: Rabiu Hassan
Business Location: Birshi Village, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
Rabiu Hassan was trained by his father to be an electrician, as his father was also one. Rabiu’s business had a humble beginning, starting with just a hammer, pliers, a tester, a screw driver, and a bending spring among few other tools. With LI’s help, Rabiu was able to get the capital he needed to buy more expensive tools. Today, he is doing extremely well. Being the first son of seven children, the expectations of Rabiu’s family are high. Three of his brothers are living with him and Rabiu is married with children. Using the profits from his business, he takes care of his family and also has built a 6-bedroom flat and bought a bike.
About the Owner: Rabiu Hassan
Rabiu is the father of two children. He has been in the electrical repair work for years and it is the major source of his income. He hopes to be able to create a greater impact and generate more profits through the business.