Sandy Spring Friends School

International Business Internship Program

Our Life-Changing Project

Our Goal Is To Transform The World

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Our Team

Scout Crooke

Class of 2020
Scout Crooke

Class of 2020

My name is Scout Crooke and I am currently a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School, and my team’s project leader. I enjoy challenging myself academically by taking as many classes that interest me as possible and by taking advanced and AP classes. I participate in many extracurricular activities such as, Science Bowl, Newspaper Club, Heart & Paw Club, women’s varsity soccer, and track and field. Additionally, I work as a soccer referee and love doing internships. I am the founder and clerk of the Heart in Paw Club at my high school, and I am an editor and staff writer for my school’s newspaper, the Wildezine. I greatly value helping and serving the broader community and do so in several ways such as by volunteering at Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Additionally, in the Heart In Paw club, we strive to help animals in need by having fundraising, donation, and adoption events. I am so excited to be working with this program and I am grateful that I will be able to take part in this unique opportunity. Furthermore, I look forward to gaining experience involving international business and helping make an impactful change in a broader community.

Jack Thompson

Class of 2020
Jack Thompson

Class of 2020

My name is Jack Thompson, and I am a junior. I have an interest in the arts, and I love to make short films, play the drums, and utilize my creativity in any way that I can. I am a part of the “Tryka Film Coalition” based in Bethesda, and I have been taking filmmaking classes since I was very young. I am very glad to be a part of this program, and I’m ready to do whatever I can to help my team succeed.

Ben Gruodis-Gimbel

Class of 2020
Ben Gruodis-Gimbel

Class of 2020

My name is Ben Gruodis-Gimbel, and I am a junior. I like being involved in things academically and athletically, as I play baseball and have a large interest in science. I participate in student government, academic bowls, co-lead an inter scholastic education program, and now Leadership International. I am very excited to do whatever I can to help my partner, and do my role in the world.

Molly Carroll

Class of 2020
Molly Carroll

Class of 2020

My Name is Molly Carroll and I am currently a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School, and my team’s media chair. I try to get involved in everything and anything the school offers me, especially regarding the visual arts. I am a big fan of exploring different academic subjects, which is what led me to this program. I enjoy playing music on my piano and ukulele in my free time, and trying to learn new instruments as well. I enjoy learning about languages, art styles and mediums, cultures, world affairs, and more. I have been at Sandy Spring Friends School for four years now, with a self-proclaimed focus on writing, but I’m really looking forward to broadening my horizons and exploring everything IBIP has in store.

Hanke Chen

Class of 2020
Hanke Chen

Class of 2020

Hi. My name is Hanke Chen. I am a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School who really loves science. I am also skilled with different technologies about computer science and mathematical algorithm to make science happen. I always welcome inspirational ideas and challenges from people. Knowledges in the textbook about quantum mechanics unceasingly motivate my explorations of the nature. I leaded a team called KokiCraft, a game server, from 2014. We produced qualified content for players to enjoy through programing, designing and testing the game. The challenges from setting up the server, coding for databases, and advocating to defending hackers let me understand what’s like to get my first pot of gold. I am the initiator of the robotic club in SSFS, a club that aim to a robotic competition. Using our own brain, we build and program a robot that participate in FTC competition. I enjoy this opportunity to help people designing and running their business. I am looking forward to work with people as well as gaining experience from this program.

Siraj Faruqee

Class of 2020
Siraj Faruqee

Class of 2020

My name is Siraj Faruqee and I am a junior at Sandy Spring Friends School. I am obsessed with anything marine science related and am driven to pursue anything in the field. I work in a nearby aquarium and participate in our school’s science bowl competition. I enjoy hiking, fishing, and playing video games in my free time, however that does not come often. I am intrigued on what we can accomplish with the IBAP and will do everything in my power to help.

 

Our Business Partner: Kawu Irrigation Farm

Business Owner:Muhammadu Shehu

 

Business Location: Wuro Bobbo Village Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria

 

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Our Challenges

A simple, cheaper and easier way/method of irrigating crops like tomatoes, cassava, pepper, okra (ladies finger), etc. to produce more with less water consumption and high crop yield

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Strategy of reducing evapotranspiration

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A simple table/plan for crop rotation to improve soil fertility

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Our Solutions

Solution 1

Our solution is to add biochar to Mr. Shehu’s soil. Biochar is treated charcoal, that excels in increasing soil fertility in acidic soil. This will be a long term benefit to Mr. Shehu, because it will let his crops be more prosperous, better tasting, and more resilient. Biochar is added in addition to fertilizer and helps retain Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorous. To make this successful, we need to get Mr. Shehu biochar. Once he has it, it is very easy to apply. It needs to be dumped, and then raked and well mixed with the dirt (it’s dark, and we don’t want it attracting too much sunlight and heat). When it is raked in, the crops should have a greater wealth of nutrients to pull from, allowing better growth. Biochar would need to be reapplied every few years. It is best to apply biochar to the plants that like acidic soil the most because biochar is most effective in acidic soil.