International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

Team: Jolie Orphan Care

Our Life-Changing Project

Our Business Partner: Orphan Care

Business Owner:Tamar Davou Dinju

0 LI Business Partnering with Program
0 Orphans Enrolled
0 Orphans Receiving Skills Training
0 Months Training Until Orphans Can Start To Work

Our Challenges

the English language so they can be

lessons are taught in English.

competitive in schools where all

Improving English Skills

To assist orphans with learning

Orphan Care Challenges




Orphan care takers still need

and food for the Orphans in their care.

assistance providing proper clothes

Supplies and Food

Orphan Care Challenges




Our Solutions

Solution 1

These six orphans severely need proper educational materials. To address this problem, online education materials such as Quizlet, Youtube, and other videos would be implemented. With Quizlet, Tamar could create a set of vocabulary flashcards that would provide pictures of the words and also correctly pronounce the vocabulary for the children. Through Quizlet, Tamar could both project the vocabulary cards and also print out automatically generated tests. By using Youtube, free videos could be made specifically tailored to the needs of the children. These educational videos would be spoken both in English and in Hausa. The videos would be saved and or downloaded so that Tamar could access them at any time.

Solution 2

Not only do the children need the proper tools to complete their education, they also need supplies and food. These children often come to Tamar hungry and without the proper school supplies to learn. By partnering with fish and vegetable farmers and tailors, the children’s needs could be fixed. If we partnered with the fish and vegetable farmers, then the children could receive meals so that they can focus on their studies, Tamar would get discounted food, and the LI business farmers would benefit their community. Additionally, the children asked for school uniforms. Tamar could get the cloth and the tailored uniforms for the children at a discounted rate by partnering with the LI textile and tailor business partners.


With these solutions, we also had to think about costs. Because certain materials like Youtube and Quizlet are free it severely cut down on the overall cost, however, the children still need school supplies, educational materials, and food. To properly address this, we came up with several fundraising opportunities. Leadership Initiatives partners with businesses, like Starbucks and Microsft, that could raise money through different promotional strategies. For example, Starbucks could designate a weekend for 3% of their earnings to go towards the Nigerian Orphan Care Program. Similar to other organizations, businesses could advertise for people to sponsor one of the orphans so that the children could receive their necessary school supplies and meals.
With these solutions not only can we empower these orphans we can also impact their community.

Our Presentation

Our Team

Our Internship Highlights

Meeting Our Business Partner

Our team began the solution-development process by having a one-on-one Skype call directly with the Orphan Care Business in Nigeria. We learned more about their life, families, and business—as well as the issues they were having.
By discussing first-hand the problems the Orphan Care Business faced, our team successfully and efficiently began to brainstorm solutions to improve their business. The on-staff translators and business development experts helped facilitate the process and ensured our team asked the right questions to put us on the right path to change the world.

Expert Assistance Work Shop

Our team then met with leading experts in the field of business and community development, from top US companies and the State Department, as well as specialized mentors in the field our solutions focused on.
We streamlined our initial solutions and used their guidance to further our efforts in solving the Orphan Care Business’s problems. Our team advanced our communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills through hands-on project management and development.

Nigerian Embassy Consulting & Embassy Immersion Event

The Nigerian Embassy invited our team for an exclusive tour, a presentation on Nigerian economic development, and a banquet with top diplomats. We ate authentic Nigerian cuisine, immersed ourselves in the culture, and discussed problems facing the Orphan Care Business and the country as a whole.
Our team also had the opportunity to tour other embassies, including the People’s Republic of China, France, Sweden, Israel, Austria, South Korea and Turkey, as well as a European Union lecture focused on international development and immigration issues.

Business Consulting, Speaking and Partnership Review By Leading Development Experts

Throughout the course of the program, our team also met one-on-one with leadership and community development experts. They offered advice on communicating effectively, reviewed our solution proposal, and briefed us on the upcoming presentation.
This consultation gave our team the confidence and acumen to develop practical solutions and present them to the panel.

Solution Review By Leaders from Dartmouth, the United Nations, the State Department and the Pentagon

Our team presented the final solutions to the Orphan Care Business and a panel of expert judges from Dartmouth, the UN, the State Department, the Pentagon, and Nigerian Development experts. This formal presentation allowed our team to practice our skills and measure the effectiveness of our communication, all while showcasing our efforts to transform the Orphan Care Business and their lives.
This culmination of hard work truly demonstrated the impact our team had on the Orphan Care Business and completed a life-changing week of personal growth for each and every one of us.