International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #166* October 2015
Asheville, NC. USA
Children’s Daycare Center in Togo is Thriving Thanks to IIGL Studies!
Dakou Kofi Agbesi
firstname.lastname@example.org www.sadatogo.org / Facebook: SADA
A decent education provides children the foundation they need to reach their full potential, and is a basic right that no child should be denied. To start out, children need a stable environment where they can grow into healthy, productive adults and citizens. And school gives children that chance at life. This is what led me to co-establish in 2012 SADA -Synergie d’Actions pour un Développement Approprié/ Synergy of Actions for an Appropriate Development- ( http://www.sadatogo.org/”>www.sadatogo.org). SADA, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Southern Togo (West Africa), seeks to develop local communities by empowering students, women and others to help their communities. SADA works in many areas running programs to provide women’s literacy and empowerment in rural villages, to improve waste management, and to assist children to go to school.
In rural communities, children rarely go to school, either because of poverty or because the school is far from their homes. The IIGL books I read last year empowered me, provided me with ideas, tools and techniques for personal success. So, in 2013, I set up the first early childhood daycare center in Bagbegan village for 35 children. The following year, I got more motivation from IIGL’s lessons, then the second daycare center in Kpedzi village was established for 36 children. By creating and enabling an equitable environment where children can exercise their skills, knowledge and leadership, they can be transformed into new individuals, able to step into new roles and lead the change themselves.
The objectives of these centers are to:
Allow their mothers to have free time to earn money and be self-sufficient in order to cope with poverty.
A lack of education not only limits one’s ability to control his/her own lives, but also makes positive contributions to the lives of others. I use my language skills (French, German, English and basic Spanish) to share this project with volunteers worldwide. Many volunteers have visited and worked on the projects. As part of the children’s daycare center in Kpedzi, we built a community primary school because the closest school to this village is 3.5 Km away. With support from some of the volunteers, their parents and relations, we provided a community school to 37 students, as well as all the school supplies, including a school uniform.
By the grace of God and with determination, this project is growing. At the beginning, these children came to school and to day care with empty stomachs. Without food to eat, these students can’t concentrate on their studies. Recently, we built a cafeteria for both the primary school and the children’s daycare center in Kpedzi village. Now we can feed these children so they can start their schooling strong and healthy.
My thanks to IIGL whose lessons lead me to act. Special thanks to volunteers worldwide who believe in what I’m doing. Also thanks to my mentor, Judith Royer, with whom I always share my ideas.
(Dakou is a Level Three IIGL Student)
What Our Students Are Saying
I joined international institute of global leadership at a time when I was searching for my role as a leader in my community. I was amazed to discover that such as institution exists and that it provides the education free of charge. Immediately I signed up and applied and from the very first short books that I was given I learned a lot and it build up my confidence as an individual and as a leader to whom others look up to. Although I am still in the first level and am yet to graduate to the next level I already see potential in the person I’m becoming through the leadership institute. It also connected me with other individuals pursuing the same purpose and I have made friends.
What Our Students Are Reading
The Power of Intention By: Dr. Wayne Dyer ($9.76)
Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed. However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W. Dyerhas researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This book explores intention—not as something you do—but as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention.
Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples on ways to make the connection. Dr. Dyer identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Dr. Dyer’s vision of a world in harmony with the universal mind of intention.
Students In Action
Generation of Positive Thinkers is Opening in October
IIGL Level Two student Kuma Emmanuel Fangyong (Cameroon/USA), email@example.com reported a new organization called Generation of Positive Thinkers (GENOPOST). based in Belo Sub Division, Boyo Division of the North West Region of Cameroon will be operating soon. There is no website for now, since we are still at the early stages of development and so we are directing our limited resources in preparation for 2015/2016 back to school academic year in October 2015. With members of both genders and from diverse educational backgrounds, the group wishes to:
1. Fight illiteracy especially in the rural areas by morally and financially assisting determined and intelligent children with their educational and career choices
2. Identification but not limited to physically challenged kids from poor homes and giving them the assistance mentioned above
3. Counseling of such children on how helpful they will be to their communities, Cameroon, Africa and the world as a whole if they choose their career paths and are hard working
4. Education, sensitization and empowerment of teenage girls who are vulnerable and exposed to domestic and societal abuse
Right now, the team is going in the interior villages to identify those kids and it’s from there that they will choose those with most needs and help them in their own little way. Meanwhile future projects include door-to-door campaigns and sensitization on the importance of early childhood education especially girls who are only considered as wife materials and of no importance to the society in these local communities. They can’t do any campaigns or public rallies now because of the tight dictatorial policies (administrative bottlenecks) as the paperwork is still pending legalization from the government authorities, and which usually takes about thirty to sixty business days.
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IIGL Seeks Volunteer Intern
IIGL is seeking a Volunteer Intern who wants to help with some social media fundraising campaigns and other tasks using Social Media! The ideal candidate would have frequent internet access and be very knowledgeable of social media tools. This can be for college credit if the University agrees to the terms! Please email Deb Rosen, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Help IIGL be named to the 2015 List of Great Non-Profits!
IIGL has been on the Great NonProfit List for the past 2 years. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with usby their deadline of October 31, 2015? Students, Graduates, and Donors are all invited to submit a testimonial. All reviews will be visible to the public. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!Click here to get started: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/international-institute-for-global-leadership-inc”> http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/international-institute-for-global-leadership-inc”> http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/international-institute-for-global-leadership-inc.
Meet Our New Students
We are happy to welcome 2 new students this month from Kenya and Nigeria
Abiola Omodele Daramola (Kenya)
An astute and tenacious manager who prioritizes efficiency and performance as core business values in any given environment, with multiple years of experience in business development and program management. Over the years, I have become enthusiastic and passionate about what I do from micro-level business development, product innovation to a growing interest in macro-level economic growth and development issues in developing countries. I am able to adapt easily in a new environment and very creative in nature. I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion. I have a great eye for detail and enjoy overcoming challenges and a genuine interest in Global Leadership, as businesses, people and the world in general is global and to succeed in the world of today, one cannot continue to remain a local champion, hence, the need for self-development to fit into the changing world. I look forward to going back to school to learn French as a second language as I have always desired to speak the language fluently.
Akinyele Olamide (Nigeria)
My name is Akinyele Olamide, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from The Federal University of Technology, Akure. I am born into a family of six in which I am the last child. Education and charity foundation are of keen interest to me, which has made me to encircle my vision around these two key areas. My vision is to establish a citadel of learning that would create an enablement for young minds to maximize their potentials beyond academic curriculum. Also, I envisioned to set-up a charity foundation to reach out to the destitute and people facing health challenges.
Furthermore, the charity foundation would make available scholarship and grants for young talents who want to explore education beyond the shores of Africa. A resource library to be named Self-Discovery library would be established by this foundation across the continent of Africa. The Self-Discovery library would make available verse information needed to enable youths to discover their potentials, harness them, envision, set life goals and make a significant difference in their world.
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We had 10 students from 5 countries complete a total of 18 books in September. These students were from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda
Talla Simo Valerie Rostan (Cameroon)
* Keys to Success
* Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Bekala Ibrahim (Ethiopia)
* Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Abiola Daramola (Kenya)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Vivian Muciri (Kenya)
* My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography
Charles Kihia Mwangi (Kenya)
* Keys to Success
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Ayoade Anthony (Nigeria)
* Of Water and Spirit
Osayi Ujunwa Lynda (Nigeria)
* The Power of Now
* Building the Bridge as you Walk on It
Akinyele Olamide (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Ethelbert Obinna Umeh (Nigeria)
* Getting to Resolution
* The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution
Hakizimana Tuyishime Roger (Rwanda)
* Giant Steps
Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria) completed Level Seven and became IIGL’s 17th Graduate!
3 enrolled in September
47 enrolled in 2015
18 in September
184 in 2015
115 in 2015
Cost of Books
$273.93 in September
$2,411.92 in 2015
You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.
The Nathan & Lily Silver Family Trust (Canada)
Deb Silver (Israel)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)
Corine Wilson (USA/FL)
Lily Ann (USA/GA)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Janis Thayer (USA/NC)
Kristiane & Emma Anderson (USA/WI)
David Banner (USA/WI)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
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Dream Team 22
Please join Dream Team 22 as our goal is to have 220 people contributing $22 per month. We understand that money is energy and that to sustain and build IIGL we need a lot of people pouring their energy into this endeavor on a regular basis. We also know that not everyone can afford to commit $22 a month – especially our students, who live in countries with economies in which this amount can be equal to a weeks’ salary. So we are offering two options for those who wish to become a part of the Dream Team. One can commit to a $22 a month contribution or to spending 22 seconds each day holding the vision of IIGL becoming financially sustainable by the end of 2015.
Will you join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL? You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money. To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below. To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision, contact Deb for details: email@example.com
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