Singapore National Competition Highlights

Singapore National Competition Highlights
July 18, 2013 National Competitions 0 comments

Long-term commitment to projects shines at competition

Quick Facts

  • National Champion:
    Nanyang Technological
  • 2nd Place
    Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • 3rd Place
    Temasek Polytechnic
  • Competing Teams: 3
  • Total Attendees: 138
    Students: 67
    Faculty: 9
    Executives: 62

Singapore, Singapore – Nanyang Technological University was named the Enactus Singapore National Champion during the one-day event at the DBS Asia Central Auditorium in Singapore.

This is the second year the team will represent Singapore at the Enactus World Cup. The 67-member team was also a national champion in 2003.

Nanyang Technological University showcased projects that included a bakery business staffed and operated by individuals with special needs and a venture that is enabling homemakers to generate income by teaching cooking lessons. Last year the team volunteered more than 8,300 hours to their projects.

Judges at this year’s event were impressed with the long-term commitment each competing team had made to their projects. Feedback from these leading executives noted the project results and impact were more notable due to the far-reaching strategies and time applied to each model.

“In my book all teams are winners,” said Gerard Chai, Enactus Singapore board chairman. “But the edge was really derived from investing longer periods of time on each effort.”

Other projects showcased included helping a café achieve sustainability and focus on hiring the disabled, an effort that converts banners into bags and a sock toy venture.