Enactus Blog

  • Enactus Ireland Student Story

    An Enactus Ireland student recently wrote a blog about her experience in Enactus. Many of our members write about their stories, and we love to hear about them. After reading Claire Breathnach’s story, share your own in the comments. There have been many situations throughout my life when I have had to step up to the […]

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  • Enactus Summer Camp in Kazakhstan Teaches Business, Networking

    Enactus Kazakhstan hosted the Enactus Kazakhstan Summer Camp from 13 August to 17 August at Kargaly village in Southeast Kazakhstan. Enactus members received training and mentoring opportunities from business leaders in Kazakhstan. Over 300 people representing 38 universities attended the event, including schools from Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. During the five day summer camp, […]

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  • Students Don’t Have to Drop Out to Thrive as Social Entrepreneurs

    A recent article in Forbes magazine titled “Students Don’t Have to Drop out to Thrive as Social Entrepreneurs” described the work done by Enactus. Unlike some similar organizations, Enactus students are able to create social change while getting a degree. Enactus is a network of student, academic and business leaders from 36 countries all over […]

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  • Nigeria National Competition Highlights

    National Champion: Ekiti State University Second Place: Kaduna Polytechnic Third Place: Ahmadu Bello University Fourth Place: Federal University of Technology Owerri Fourth Place: Tai Solarin University of Education This year’s Enactus Nigeria National Competition was a week-long celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and the positive impact that an entrepreneurial mindset can make in the future […]

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  • Morocco National Competition Highlights

    If we are asked to describe the 11th annual Enactus Morocco National Competition, one word would do it: energetic! Fasting this year didn’t stop our Enactors and attendees from living each and every moment of the day. Indeed, this edition marked the first time we’ve held a national competition during Ramadan and believe it or not, it was a non-stop day from 8 AM until 1 AM…a non-stop progress enabling day! [...]

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  • Senegal National Competition Highlights

    The Enactus Senegal National Competition was held in Dakar at Hôtel Radisson Blu on 15 and 16 July. Four teams competed, bringing an astounding 400 students to the competition. Special guest Nicole Gackou spoke at the opening ceremony. According to Dr. Lafit Mbengue, Director of Enactus Senegal, Gackou, “delivered a powerful speech encouraging young people to be ready for entrepreneurship.”

    “I thank all Enactus Senegal board members including Mr. Yves Coffi-Quam dessou, Director of Ecobank Senegal for the remarkable welcome remarks during the opening,” said Mbengue. [...]

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  • Kenya National Competition Highlights

    On a chilly morning in Nairobi, more than 760 people met at the Pride Inn Westlands for the 2014 Enactus Kenya National Competition. Held on 12 July, 12 teams participated in the competition, evaluated by 12 judges over two rounds. In the end, Kabarak University was named the National Champion, earning the right to represent the country at the upcoming Enactus World Cup. Particularly impressive to judges was the team’s Uripest Project where the team decided to tackle the spread of maize lethal necrosis disease and the resultant low yields in maize production. The team developed an alternative to chemical-based pesticide made from locally sourced, natural products, and they taught local farmers how to produce it. As a result, the farmers have seen increased yields and profit, and the community has benefited from better food security and job creation. [...]

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