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Sundhya Oliver

Garrison Forest School

Class of 2024

Sundhya Oliver is an upcoming junior at the Garrison Forest School. Sundhya is an avid learner and student pursuing rigorous course loads containing both Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.

Sundhya adores the sport of golf. At Garrison, she is one of the heads of her school’s Black Student Alliance, Model United Nations, and Student Diversity Leadership Council clubs. She reserves her leisure for researching, thrifting, playing board/card games, playing the piano, and spending time with her dog Zoe.

Sundhya is thrilled to once again be a part of the IIP International Business & Development Internship this school year. She already takes a great interest in economics, personal finance, and global literacy. Her impetus to be a contributing member of society whilst helping others achieve their goals is why she would like to have a business of her own someday. Sundhya would like to set another goal this year as it will be her second year within the internship. She wants to use the business, advertisement, and communication skills she gained from last year to help expedite the amount of growth for our respective business.


Natasha Mohmand

Garrison Forest School

Class of 2024

Natasha Mohmand is a junior at Garrison Forest School. They are a hardworking student who is enrolled in multiple honors and Advanced Placement classes.

Natasha spends their free time sketching, painting, and reading about psychological studies. At school they are a co-head of the Model UN club, as well as a member of the Service League, Queer Student Alliance, and Art club. In the spring, they enjoy playing badminton and acting as stage manager for the Spring Musical.

Natasha is looking forward to participating in the International Business and Development Internship. They seek to improve their problem solving and critical thinking skills, and enjoy learning and applying new information. Natasha wants to use these skills to further their understanding of business and their knowledge of the subject, which will be helpful in pursuing their chosen career.


Temilola Dada

Garrison Forest School

Class of 2024

Temilola Dada is a current junior at Garrison Forest School. She is an Honors Student, enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement and Honors courses as well as Global Citizenship classes.

Temilola is a co-head of her school's Service League and Black Student Alliance. She is very passionate about community and international service as well as informing her peers about the Black Experience in America and inviting them to learn and interact with it. She plays varsity soccer and track as well as enjoys participating in her school's musical every year.

Temilola is excited to participate in the Business and Development Internship for a second year. She is very passionate about service and her experience with Leadership Initiatives has allowed her to better imagine a career in humanitarianism. She anticipates learning more this year.


Emine Luznar

Garrison Forest School

Class of 2024

Emine Luznar is a junior at Garrison Forrest School. She is a straight A student and has received high honor roll every quarter since her freshman year. Emine Luznar is a multi-sport athlete who currently plays both varsity soccer and varsity lacrosse. Emine Luznar is also enrolled in two AP's, Calc and US history as well as three honors, english, Spanish, and physics.

Emine Luznar loves both soccer and lacrosse and has been playing both since she was 5 years old. She also loves animals and has earned over 500 service hours volunteering at a Rescue Horse form in MD. At school Emine is a class president and a service league representative for her grade. Emine is involved with GAINS (Girls advancing in STEM), Service league, Teens against Alzheimer's, yearbook, book club, one love, and mental health club. Emine is also a tour guide at Garrison Forest school and a boarding school student as well. In her free time Emine loves to snowboard, surf, play pickleball, and draw.

Emine Luznar is excited to be able to participate in the International Business and Development Internship. Emine hopes one day in the future to even start her own business, but first she wants to study engineering.


Our Business Partner

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Business Statistics

Mr. Jinkiri enjoys playing the sport of soccer and attending community sport gatherings. He currently plays with a commune soccer team.

Mr. Jinkiri was primarily a farmer prior to tailoring for commercial and home consumption.

Mr. Jinkiri specializes in women’s clothing which allows him to hone in on what appeals to his target audience.

Notably, one of the community chiefs applauded him as a shining star that is an example of dexterity, tenacity, and perseverance within his community

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

About Rabiu

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri is a 32 year old man from Tirwun, a community in Bauchi State, Nigeria. He is single and supports his parents and siblings. Rabiu routinely starts his day with early morning prayer and then accompanies his parents until 7 am, when he leaves to go to his shop.

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Community Impact

As his business grows, Mr. Jinkiri aspires to employ the schoolkids in his community and give them something to do if they cannot go to school. He would like to teach them vocational skills and how to be responsible community members. He wants to do these things in hopes of raising employment in the community.

Mr. Jinkiri plans to one day open a larger shop so he can expand his sewing operations and better serve his customers, both in quantity and in quality.

With the profit of his business, Rabiu hopes to further his education to the university level and marry in order to build a family of his own.

He plays an integral role in his community as he provides an important service of affordable and quality tailoring.

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Our Partnership

Mr. Jinkiri is thrilled and ready to collaborate with Leadership Initiatives' International Leadership and Business Interns.

Due to a lack of accessibility to a smartphone Mr. Jinkiri is limited in his outreach within the social media atmosphere. He believes it is the best way to spread the word about his business. He does however take advantage of the mosque which is a good place to reach people as well as wedding events and the market.

He aims to help others break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-reliance like he is doing today

Our Approach


Financially literate entrepreneurs make growth-oriented financial and economic decisions for their savings, borrowing, and investments. Our team is working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to create an effective financial tracking system for his business finances, receipts, and daily costs.


Our team identified target markets and key demographics to create a customer acquisition plan. We are working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to redesign his brand and create effective marketing campaigns.


Steady growth is a critical component of creating self-sustaining communities. Our team is working to identify key areas of opportunity for Isiyaka Sa’ad and design solutions with grant money to improve his business to foster growth.

Our Fundraising



$750 GOAL

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced some of the highest growth rates globally over the past 10 years. While this means that people in these nations have become more optimistic about their social and economic future, the region continues to face a myriad of historical problems. In order to continue steady growth and achieve a future of equitable conditions in the region, our International Internship Program team seeks to build stronger communities from the grassroots level through fundraising for community development.

Funds raised are used to implement community-based education programs, pay staff to run the operations on-site, and invest in training for local leaders. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.