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Our Internship Team


Aditi Nori

John P. Stevens High School

Class of 2024

Aditi Nori is a rising junior at J.P. Stevens High School. She is a sincere, hardworking individual who continues to do her best to excel in her AP/Honors courses.

Aditi Nori enjoys swimming and baking. At school, she is a member of JSA, a debate club, and has won several best speaker awards from conferences. She is also a part of her school's Key Club & enjoys volunteering regularly with local non-profits.

Aditi is excited to be participating in the International Business and Development Internship this year! She loves learning new ways to improve her strategic thinking and is certain that this internship will help her achieve this goal. In the future, Aditi wants to take the skills she has learned and help change the way business owners think and grow their businesses.


Aditi Sandhir

John P. Stevens High School

Class of 2024

Aditi Sandhir is a rising junior at John P. Stevens High School. Aditi is an enthusiastic and hardworking student who is enrolled in Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

At school, Aditi is on the Student Council Executive Board. She is also a part of HAWKS, a mentoring program in which the school leaders give their time to introduce JPS to all newcomers. Aditi has a passion for cooking, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Aditi is looking forward to participating in the International Business & Development Internship this year. She has developed an interest in business after taking several business courses her school offered, and she wants to pursue a career in marketing. Through this internship, Aditi hopes to gain more knowledge and experience regarding the business world.


Sanchita Tendolkar

John P. Stevens High School

Class of 2024

Sanchita Tendolkar is a rising junior at John P. Stevens High School. Sanchita Tendolkar is a hardworking student who is enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement and Honors courses.

Sanchita enjoys singing and baking. At school, she is part of many Choir Clubs and is a leader in the Improv Troupe. She is planning on joining the debate team and has been inducted in the Thespian Honor Society. During her free time, Sanchita enjoys reading and listening to music.

Sanchita is excited to be participating in the International Business & Development Internship. She loves learning about the business world and hopes to pursue a career in the Public Relations field. Using this internship, Sanchita wants to implement the skills she has learned and make a meaningful impact on the business industry.


Ashna Karthik

John P. Stevens High School

Class of 2024

Ashna Karthik is a rising junior at John P. Stevens High School. Ashna is a dedicated honors student and is enrolled in many Advanced Placement classes and is in many clubs and extracurriculars.

Ashna Karthik enjoys singing and reading. At school, Ashna is a member of multiple clubs, such as DECA, Student Council and Model UN. During her free time, Ashna enjoys spending time with her friends and family and playing badminton.

Ashna Karthik is very enthusiastic to participate in the International Business & Development Internship this school year. She is very interested in the business sector of careers and hopes to have a successful job in business in the future.


Ram Gadhamsetty

John P. Stevens High Schoo

Class of 2024

Ram Gadhamsetty is a rising junior at John P. Stevens High School. He is a diligent student and is enrolled in Advanced Placement courses.

Ram is extremely interested in participating in Finance and STEM activities. Additionally, he is a part of Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; and Student Council Executive Board. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and other sports with his friends.

Moreover, Ram is excited to become an International Business & Development Intern because of his passion for Business. He is looking forward to collaborating with and aiding locals in Nigeria. Furthermore, he hopes to apply the lessons and skills that he gains from this internship to positively impact the people around him.


Our Business Partner

Isah Sani

Business Statistics

Mr. Sani enjoys watching and playing soccer in his free time

Mr. Sani was an apprentice under his boss for 5 years, and then went to school to study public administration and currently works as a shoe cobbler.

Mr. Sani was inspired to begin his cobbling business after watching his friends, who were also cobblers.

Isah Sani

About Isah

"Isah Sani is a 34 year old man who is married with three children. He lives in a parlor mud house in Wuntin Dada. Mr. Sani starts his morning routine with his daily prayers. Afterwards, he goes to get breakfast for the family and comes back to freshen up while his wife prepares the children for school. After dropping his children off at school, Mr. Sani goes to work at his shop, Abu Auwal Shoe and Bag Making Design.

Mr. Sani does not compromise on the quality of his products, and believes that what the customers see is what they get. Through his exceptional customer treatment and timely deliveries, Mr. Sani works towards bringing a smile on every customer’s face. With his cobbling business, he hopes to recruit more employees/apprentices and produce them with learning opportunities to get onto their own feet and make their own money. In addition to this, he hopes to open another shop to display all his shoes and bags."

Isah Sani

Community Impact

Through his cobbling business, Isah hopes to have more modern equipment and employ more people from his community to give them an opportunity to make their own money and break the cycle of poverty.

Mr. Sani hopes to recruit and empower his apprentices in the future by providing them more learning opportunities and overall, hopes to benefit more people in his wider community.

Isah Sani

Our Partnership

We are excited and honored to work with Mr. Sani. Our team believes we can help bring his business to a higher level and expand it globally.

Due to the recent pandemic and the financial situation in Bauchi, Mr. Sani had little time to spend expanding his business.

Accordingly, we have worked hard to design various logos, financial tracking systems, and methods of monetary organization to improve his business.

We hope to help him grow his business and help him put a smile on every customer’s face by providing them with high quality shoes and bags.

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.