Churchill High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2021
“Easy going, down to earth (ready to help), compassionate, honest, disciplined, appreciative and a natural born leader.”- Theresa Oboh
I want to convey who I am, in the most candid way possible. When I see hard work, I appreciate hard work. Likewise whenpeople are looking at me, I want them to see a hard worker and someone they can appreciate. I possess this unsaid goal, to make a difference I want to my footprints on the sands of time in ways no one could imagine.
This year I plan to partake in many activities such as track manager, Regimental Ball planning committee, Model UN, Poms squad leader, and Color Guard. The activity I’m most excited for is a new club I will be starting with my Parish’s support, I plan on naming this club, “Love Myself”. “Love Myself” will be about teaching kids how to love themselves so they can build on that love to spread happiness.
IBIP has influenced me when it comes to extracurricular activities. Seeing the effort of everyone involved has encouraged me to put my best foot forward in my education. I am most excited about meeting people from different parts of the world, so I can adopt customs from foreign places while at the same time teaching them new and inventive ways. Although I have never been to an actual IBIP meeting, I’m enjoying meeting a new advisor each week because every advisor is different and it keeps me on my toes.
Class of 2021
My name is Kelsey Etoundi, and I am currently a sophomore at St. John’s College
High School. I am in the Scholar’s program of my high school, and I take part in Army JROTC. I am also part of the Raiders Team in Army JROTC.
One of my biggest aspirations in life is to help others and make the world a better
place. I have previously volunteered at soup kitchens, and I participated in the “Light the Night” walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have also volunteered for the Cherry Blossom run in Washington, D.C. for 3 consecutive years as well. I am interested in the medical field and hope to become a physician in the future. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and dancing/singing during my free time.
I am greatly excited to join the IBIP Program to aid others in building their communities. I hope that we can make an impact that will be present in the area we have worked in. I also hope that my team will be successful in our endeavors to help the business we have partnered with.
Our Business Partner: Carpentry Business
Business Owner: Usman Abubakar Usman
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
Usman was just 18 years old when he finished high school, and his father advised him to learn a skill, Usman choose to work in carpentry. Usman was trained for about 3 years, after which he went on to work with other people to learn the various aspects of carpentry such as the making of funiture. Years later, Usman opened his own workshop and began to earn a larger income for himself to support his family.
About the Owner: Usman Abubakar Usman
Usman was born in Jos, Plateau state but grow up in Bauchi town where he attended school to a high school level. Usman is Married with with two kids, a girl (4years) and a boy (2years) and both are currently attending school. Usman have also enroll his wife into school at college level and all paid from the income he gets from the carpentry business.
Usman currently has three (3) employees parmanently working for him, with six (6) others he call to work for him when he have a big deal and there are over eght (8) other that where being trained by him. By providing employment for young men, Usman gives them a place to learn applicable knowledge and skills, as well as stay off the streets. Usman also gives members of his community great deals for all the work they bring to him.