• University of Trento

    Italy | In action since 2017

  • 18Students involved

  • 0Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Kilimangiamo

In the past few years, Italy has struggled to successfully integrate an influx of immigrants into its society and communities. In a nation rich with food traditions and cultural expression, our Enactus team from the University of Trento recognized that food can be a vehicle of sharing customs and furthering acceptance. Kilimangiamo is a traveling food truck at which groups of immigrants will be able to experience local culture through typical meals and storytelling.  

Impact(s): partnerships with 5 key stakeholders

What’s next: The first Kilimangiamo tour will take place in mid-2018 in Northeastern Italy. The eventual goal will be to operate two to three food trucks, which would affect at least 30 immigrant families.

 

This project advances these key Global Goals:

            

Team Profile:

Faculty advisor(s):
Alessandro Rossi; Gloria Cannone

Volunteer hours invested in project:
438

Our proudest moment of the past year:
Enactus University of Trento is a brand new team!

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Enactus University of Trento is a brand new team!

Team described in one word:
Family.

Get to Know Us:

The University of Trento had no Enactus team before 2017, but Martine was curious enough to join the fledgling organization after learning about it via an email inquiry to the university. She serves as Team Treasurer, coordinating tasks to be accomplished with other team members. Winning the National Competition so soon after its launch is the team’s greatest success, according to Martine, who is pursuing a master’s degree in management. “I hope to share moments, to have an unforgettable experience, to learn surrounded by inspiring people and maybe inspire myself,” while attending Enactus World Cup 2017. 

 More about Martine: 

  • What I’m reading: “A Study in Scarlet,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
  • Theme song: “A Head Full of Dreams,” by Coldplay 
  • Who inspires me: Natalie Portman 
  • Enactus in one word: Development. 
  • Best Enactus moment: “During rehearsal before National Competition when we all looked at each other and realized what a great job we had done, and we were proud of each other.” 
  • In five years, I will be …” working in a multicultural team traveling to many countries and making this a more sustainable world.” 

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Like his teammate Martine, Mirko says he also wanted to learn more when the university Enactus team formed in May. Now as Project Leader, Mirko has been an active member since the team’s early days, and he says working within the team “is like being in a family … Every day I think first about the common goals we have to achieve as a group and for the single projects.” Team members have worked to learn trust in each other through their first year together, and the result was “perfect, and far beyond the expectations” —  a first-place finish in the National Competition and a shot to compete in London “I think World Cup is a great opportunity,” says Mirko, who is working to earn a master’s degree in innovation management in July 2018. “An opportunity to meet students from all around the Earth who feel the need to reclaim a better world for us all.” 

More about Mirko:

  • What I’m reading: “La Decrescita Felice,” by Maurizio Pallante 
  • Theme song: “High Hopes” by Pink Floyd 
  • Who inspires me: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 
  • Enactus in one word: Collaboration. 
  • Best Enactus moment: “At the end of National Competition, realizing what a good job we all had done.” 
  • In five years, I will be … “enhancing the experience of the people working in my region.” 

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