• Nanyang Technological University

    Singapore | In action since 2009

  • 9Students involved

  • 3Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Nomad
Inspired by the untapped potential of artisans and the poor living conditions of children in Jaisalmer, India, students from the Enactus team at Nanyang Technological University launched their Nomad project. Designed to empower the artisans to turn their talents into a profitable business, the team engaged a group of residents and focused their talents on making leather bags. Next, they helped them set up a business to sell the in-demand product in Singapore. At the same time, to address the effects of poverty on children in the area, they set up a number of initiatives to reinvest some of the profits in the community. To date, 25 artisans are involved in the initiative and the team has directly impacted 114 children by providing adequate materials and resources for schools.

Team Profile:

Proudest moment of the past year:
When our social enterprise was featured in the media

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Scheduling team practice times leading up to the national competition

How they're preparing for the WC:
Improving our presentation and trying to manage our nervousness and excitement for the experience

They're most excited about:
Interacting with Enactus representatives and like-minded social entrepreneurs from around the world

Team described in one word:
Ambitious

Get to Know Us:

One of the main reasons Amber originally joined the Enactus team was to learn how to set up a social enterprise. With a strong desire to make a difference in her community, she knew that Enactus would be a vehicle for her to use her business education to help others, so she signed up after learning about it in a school email. She started as a member of the New Project team, where she came up with new ideas and put the best ones in to action, a process that taught her a valuable lesson when her first project didn’t work: how to fail. She now serves as Project Vice-President and is excited about the team’s upcoming trip to Toronto so she can meet and interact with people from around the world who share her values.

More about Amber:

  • Book she’s currently reading: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  • Her personal theme song: Roar by Katy Perry
  • One person who inspires her: My mother
  • Enactus in one word: Global
  • Single best Enactus moment: When we won the national competition
  • In five years, she will be…successful in a meaningful career, with enough flexibility to travel the world

Connect with Amber:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Amber642
Instagram: www.instagram.com/filantestar/?hl=en
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/amber-teng-307b47106?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

As the team’s President, Joshua is passionate about their mission and projects, and spends his time focused on how to take the group to new heights. After originally getting involved three years ago as a member of the publicity team, his goal this year has been to grow awareness of the team and its work on campus to recruit more students. Not only will this help with the sustainability of the team, it will also allow them to launch more initiatives to help more people. The World Cup experience will a great opportunity for them to celebrate their impact while showcasing their work on the global stage, and he is excited to share his passion for social entrepreneurship with peers from around the world.

More about Joshua:

  • Book he’s currently reading: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • His personal theme song: Viva La Vida by Coldplay
  • One person who inspires him: Steve Jobs
  • Enactus in one word: Empowering
  • Single best Enactus moment: Winning the national competition
  • In five years, he will be…passionate in my career

Connect with Joshua:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoshuaSuarezVlogs/?fref=ts

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