Chantilly High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
Hello, my name is Munise Karaburk and I am a Junior at Chantilly High School. I am currently taking 5 AP classes and I am passionate about creating solutions to problems that we come across in our community everyday. I am also a part of the Debate Team and our school's Model UN Team. In the future I want to take action to help the people around the world. I love to meet new people and travel to new countries around the world.
Class of 2020
Hello my name is Rhea Khurana, I am a junior at Chantilly High School. I had the most amazing experience this summer interning for 2018 Advanced Law and Trial Internship with Leadership Initiatives for a week at Georgetown University. I am currently the Team Lead for one of my High School’s IBIP teams. I am also a very active member of Chantilly DECA and Chantilly Model United Nations chapter for the last two years.
I am an academically committed student with Honors and Advanced Placement classes this Junior Year as well as a Dual Enrollment course. I like to challenge myself as much outside of school as in it. I have couple of years of experience competing in afterschool clubs like Model United Nations and DECA - a business/marketing club. In my freshman year I won the regionals competition for DECA and competed in States at Virginia Beach. I was also on my high schools Track and Field team for both my freshman and sophomore year. One of my most keen passions is for Kathak – an Indian Classical Dance form which I have been trained for 6 years now. I have just started training for and hope to complete my 2 year post graduate degree in the future too. My dance group has competed in and won many won numerous competitions. My challenge to myself for this coming year is to add some solo performance medals to my dance wins too.
Joining the International Business Internship Program has given me the opportunity, as a high schooler, to engage in the business world and be able to make a true global impact. I am excited to work alongside my friends in this project to learn and truly make a change at the ground level! I am very thankful and in awe of the support, infrastructure and real time exposure that I am getting from the Leadership initiative team for this transformational service project.
Class of 2020
My name is Sarah Ahmed, and I am a junior at Chantilly High School. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching netflix and reading. This year, I am taking Advanced Placement and honor classes.
Currently. I am the features section editor for our schools newspaper, The Purple Tide. I also run on our school’s Track and Field team. I am a member of the National, Quill and Scroll Journalism, and Spanish honor societies. I am also a part of multiple clubs such as Key, Future Health Leaders. Outside of school, I volunteer with a tutoring program that helps elementary and middle school kids.
I am very excited to be apart of the International Business Internship Program and for this opportunity. By being a part of this program, I am hoping to have a positive impact on our business partner. I am also hoping to learn a lot from this program to allow myself and others to help make a difference in other people's lives.
Our Business Partner: Restaurant Business
Business Owner: Deborah Obalohun
Business Location: State low cost, Opposite Kobi Cinema, Bauchi
Story of the Business
Deborah’s partnership with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program has allowed her and her business to grow in ways she never could have imagined. Deborah is now working with International Business Internship Program teams to refine and improve her menu, expand her advertising methods, improve her customer service, and redesign the interior of her restaurant.
About the Owner: Deborah Obalohun
Deborah Obalohun had been struggling to survive and care for her five children after the death of her husband ten years ago. Working as a teacher, her low salary made it difficult to provide food and education for herself and her family. However, her passion for cooking always brought joy to herself, her family, and her friends. Because of this, she was encouraged to open up her own restaurant as an additional source of income. After a lot of hard work to save enough money, Deborah opened her own restaurant in Bauchi, Nigeria.
Deborah’s restaurant has grown from working alone in her kitchen to a stand-alone restaurant with five other employees. Currently feeding approximately 35 people a day, she hopes to open up more branches of her restaurant around the region, as well as provide catering services to events and weddings. The additional income from her restaurant has been life-saving for Deborah and her five children, as she can now provide plenty of food and pay for their education. Deborah and her business currently directly benefit 10 people in her wider community.