Tajikistan | In action since 2000
Frustrated by the uneven economic development of their country, the Enactus team at the Institute of Economy and Trade of Tajik State University of Commerce saw an opportunity to use their education and desire to help to address this issue. After exploring it further, they determined that one of the root causes was a lack of financial literacy in some areas, a topic they were well equipped to address. With the goal of connecting with young people, they formed a partnership with schools in five regions and developed a curriculum that covered topics ranging from macroeconomics to the specifics of setting up and following a personal budget. This year, they directly impacted 846 people and were thrilled with how excited the students got learning about the topic. With their connection to schools, their ultimate goal is to build financial literacy into the national curriculum.
Proudest moment of the past year:
Presenting our projects on a global stage
Biggest challenge from the past year:
Finding funding to support our projects
How they're preparing for the WC:
Working hard on our presentation!
They're most excited about:
Sharing ideas with business leaders and Enactus members from different countries
Team described in one word:
Adiba initially got involved with Enactus after the team’s faculty advisor encouraged her to explore their mission. Now, with a year of involvement under her belt, she has found a place on the team putting her design skills to good use. In this role, she is connected to all of their work as she focuses on creating interesting and engaging materials for their initiatives. As the team prepares to represent their country at the Enactus World Cup in Toronto, she is excited to further develop her entrepreneurial spirit through the experience, while making connections with peers from around the world.
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After starting university last fall, Sukhrob heard about Enactus from a friend and wanted to learn more. He connected with the team and, excited about their mission, signed up to get involved. After successfully completing the interview process, he got right to work, sharing his ideas about how they could help people in their community and brainstorming new projects and initiatives. As he looks ahead to the team’s trip to Toronto and the chance to represent his country at the World Cup, he is excited about the experience and knows he will learn new things while expanding his outlook and worldview.
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