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  • Students create market to help sustain orphanage

    There are around 3.7 million orphans currently living in South Africa and nearly one-fifth of children live in child-headed households. These figures make it difficult for orphanages to keep up. St. John’s Orphanage in Mohlakeng, South Africa can support 600 children, but it was having trouble sustaining itself until the Enactus team from University of Pretoria stepped in.

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  • Incarcerated young men learn cabling to prepare for bright futures

    In the United States, two out of three prisoners return to prison within the three years after their release. The leading cause of this statistic? Unemployment. When I was on the Flagler College Enactus team, I worked on a project that helped solve this problem. We worked with incarcerated young men ages 14 to 19 […]

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  • Farmers upcycle straw waste to increase incomes, decrease pollution

    After farmers harvest their crops, how can they dispose of the mass amount of agricultural waste in a responsible way? In China, farmers tend to burn it, creating air pollution in a country that already struggles with the problem. In fact, 97% of the 700 tons of straw waste produced in China every year is […]

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  • Students empower disabled youth to run coffee shop

    Students from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands are helping young disabled individuals gain employment experience by running an on-campus coffee shop through a project called Coffee Career. The project helps people who qualify for a Wajong benefit, which is a government benefit for young people who are unfit to work. The Netherlands is home […]

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  • Low-smoke stoves improve health, reduce deforestation

    In places around the world, simple tasks like cooking can be dangerous and inefficient. Over one billion people use chullas, three-stone cooking stoves that are traditional to India and have been used since the Stone Age. These stoves are inefficient, requiring large amounts of fuel. Chullas also carry a health hazard. They release smoke and […]

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  • Soap making skills craft bright futures for boys in foster care

    Kiersten Post Regional Program Manager, USA Enactus alumna-turned-staff Kiersten Post discusses Soapy Tales, a project from her former team. Students empowered boys in foster care to make soap, teaching them money management and job skills that prepared them for the future. When children in foster care turn 18, they can no longer stay in foster […]

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  • Students help farmers find financial stability

    In the Dahanu district of Maharashtra, India near Dhundalwadi village, rice farmers struggle to provide for their families, especially during the dry seasons. Many times, the men are forced to migrate to seek labor jobs while women seek work on other farms for meager wages. An Enactus team in the area noticed the problem and […]

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