International Leadership and Business Summit Team:
Nzinga Orphan Care
Our Life-Changing Project
1.“All-in-One” Lesson Plans
2. Subject-Break-Subject System
3. Partnership Program
Our Business Partner: The LI Orphan Care and Independence Program
Story of the Program
The Orphan Care and Independence Program was originally developed in response to request from LI Business Owners. Once they had gotten their own business off the ground, they wanted to give back to the community by taking in orphans. In order to ensure that all of the orphans taken in were both treated well and working towards the mastery of some skill, LI began the Orphan Independence and Skills Program to establish a set of best practices for its participants. The LI. staff also establishes a skills curriculum for each participant that they must progress through during the course of their apprenticeships. Further, the staff set apprentice wages that allow for the orphans to earn an income while learning a skill.
The Orphan Care and Independence Program is designed to provide orphans with the necessary training to become full participants in their communities. After receiving initial training from Leadership Initiatives, there is ongoing oversight of all participating businesses to ensure that the orphans are well cared for and that the Leadership Initiatives staff provide tracking,periodic wellness visits, and assist orphans in integration into their communities:
Florencia Colon Perez Class of 2018
My name is Florencia, and I am a rising senior at Colegio San Agustín in Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico. I’m a member of my school’s National Honor Society and the spokeswoman at my 2018 class. I also train for amateur physique every day after school. I’ve always been part of extracurricular activities and I have managed to be great at each one of them. I enjoy helping others every time I get the opportunity. I am very excited and I feel honored to be part of this program. I think this will help me a lot to
develop greater skills of communication and business related. I also think this will be a bigger challenge for myself and will be able to help offering my time, skills and effort for a good cause.
Cheyenne Cummings Class of 20–
Bio coming soon!
Ashley Hoffman Class of 2019
My name is Ashley Hoffman. I am a rising junior at Clear Springs High School. I enjoy all of my classes and especially math and science. I have many interests and hobbies. Drawing is one of my favorite things to do when I really feel the need to wind down. I also enjoy volunteering and helping others. I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate in this program and reaching out to others in need.
Cristina Martin Ortiz Class of 2018
My name is Cristina Martin. I am 17 years old and I am currently a Senior at my school Colegio San Agustín in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. I enjoy playing volleyball, soccer and basketball, as well as reading books and relaxing. I am very interested in politics and global news. I am the President of my school’s National Honor Society chapter and a member of “Pastoral” a religious organization at my school. I had the opportunity to participate in the program Global Young Innovators Initiative. Now, I am honored and thankful to form part of the International Business Alliance Program. I am very excited to continue participating in new experiences and challenge my abilities and knowledge to obtain the best.
Class of 20–
Bio coming soon!
Sarah Sutton Class of 2018
Has attended Orange County School of the Arts since 7th grade and is currently a junior; studying in the acting conservatory. She enjoys teaching children about her love of acting and her passion for marine animals. She has volunteered at camp OCSA as a counselor, where she taught underprivileged children acting techniques and the enjoyment in the art of classical theater. Being a volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific she was able to learn more about the marine animals in the pacific ocean and to teach others on all of their special adaptations and habitats. While she loves to act and learn more about the environment, these passions have shaped her to want to pursue business and hopes to attend University of Chicago for their school of business.