Connelly School of the Holy Child
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2019
My name is Maryjane Okonji. I am currently a student enrolled at The Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland. This year I am enrolled in Advanced Placement and Honors courses. During my free time, I enjoy reading fiction novels, riding my bike, being with my friends, and helping out my community in any way that I can. I also occasionally play the saxophone and piano during my free time.
I am currently an altar server at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and have been an altar server there since the sixth grade. I have been altar serving since fifth grade at St. Bartholomew Church. I volunteer at DC Central Soup Kitchen, St. Bartholomew Assisted Living House and The Interfaith Women’s Shelter. I’m an active member of the Best Buddies Club, Stay Golden, Diversity Club/Committee, Paws for a Cause, and Math Club. I participate in Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Softball and I am also team captain for both sports. I am a Student Ambassador Leader at the Connelly School of the Holy Child and have been one since Sophomore year.
I’m excited to work and learn more during this IBIP program. It will be an amazing and new experience that I and my peers will be able to be a part of. I hope that the IBIP program will help me make an impact on many lives and not just a few. This is experience is one that many people my age do not get to take a part in and I am very blessed and grateful to be a part of something so great at such a young age.
Class of 2019
My name is Bailey Skeeter. I am currently a senior at the Connelly School of the Holy Child located in Potomac, Maryland. I am currently enrolled in an AP class and honors classes. For my senior year, I am an editor manager for the yearbook, co-president of the Diversity Committee, a student ambassador leader, co-captain of the varsity field hockey team as well as co-captain of the varsity basketball team. In my free time, I love to watch movies with friends, read fictional romances, baking, and being active. I am a member of Cornelian chapter of the National Honors Society and love to give back to my community whether it be raising money for unfortunate children or organizing a hair drive that makes wigs for cancer patients.
Class of 2019
My name is Jaiyele Hampton and I attend Connelly school of the Holy Child. Two characteristics that would describe me best are generosity and devotion to certain things. I enjoy giving people in need the items they need to go on with their lives because it hurts to see them suffering while others are thriving. Also when I begin certain things that I care about I must finish them because I am devoted to them.
Some activities I partake at school in are diversity club, my own club called Voice for the Voiceless, soccer, and track. Activities I do outside of school are: reading in on current events, being in Jack & Jill of America, and learning other ways I can better myself. Also, I am very interested in animal science, so over the years, I have attended veterinary and stem camps at multiple colleges such as Tuskegee University, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina.
I am very excited to join IBIP, so I can bring my ideas to the table and hear other teammates ideas, and finally help others who might not be as blessed as most people.
Class of 2021
My name is Lauren Nicole Zukiwski and I am a sophomore at the Connelly School of the Holy Child. I was born in New Jersey and moved to Maryland when I was 4 years old. I have played field hockey and softball since freshman year. This spring break I am going to Jamaica for a service trip to build a school for kindergarteners. I am also a part of a club called Best Buddies which is an organization that helps disabled people interact with others. This
summer I spent three weeks at the University of Maryland studying Environmental Biology. I am also on the board of a group called Young Women in Bio. I am excited to join the IBIP Program because it will be a fun new experience.
Class of 2020
I am Dulce Romero, a junior at Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland. I am currently part of the Diversity Committee, I have participated in chorus since freshman year and I enjoy teaching Sunday school at my parish Sacred Heart in Washington DC. I also help out at my family's restaurant after school every day and love seeing all of the familiar faces. I am so excited to join the IBIP program so that I can learn more, meet new people, and show
my skills in any way that I can. I know that everything that we do goes a long way to help someone else and love knowing that. This program helps me make an impact in the world around me and spread my talents and aid to other continents.
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.