• NEOMA Business School - Campus Rouen

    France | In action since 2011

  • 35Students involved

  • 0Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Eco-cooker

When students on the Enactus team at NEOMA Business School – Campus Rouen learned about the deadly effects of indoor air pollution caused by cooking stoves, they saw an opportunity to act. They partnered with Les Amis du Monde and their School of Engineering to perfect an alternative-fuel stove and started production in Mali, while also training soon-to-be-released female prisoners on selling the product. Sadly, a terrorist attack forced them to pull back from production in Mali, but the team turned tragedy into opportunity and expanded their work to Senegal and Burkina Faso. More than 6,000 stoves have been sold in the three countries, impacting 24,000 lives and saving 10,000 tons of C02 from being released from burning wood.

Team Profile:

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Volunteer hours invested in project:

Our proudest moment of the past year:

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Preparing for our national competition while some of our team was in Senegal

Team described in one word:
Passion

Get to Know Us:

With a natural passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation, participating in Enactus was a natural fit for Céline, after learning about it from her business school. Now pursuing her Masters in Management, she’s been involved for a year and serves as the team’s Vice President, where she is heavily involved in the team’s Eco-cooker project. After feeling overwhelmingly proud of her team when they won the national competition, she looks ahead excitedly to Toronto, with the goal of meeting people from all over the world, people who share her passion for helping create a better future.

More about Céline:

  • Book she’s currently reading: A la rencontre des entrepreneurs qui changent le monde (Meet the entrepreneurs who change the world) by Matthieu Dardillon
  • Her personal theme song: Summer 2016 by LEJ – a very dynamic mashup that makes me feel alive!
  • One person who inspires her: Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone
  • Enactus in one word: Opportunity
  • Single best Enactus moment: My one-month internship in Senegal to develop our project
  • In five years, she will be…part of an organization that supports entrepreneurs and helps social and environmental initiatives to flourish.

Connect with Céline:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/c%C3%A9line-vienne-a8bb19108

As the team’s incoming Treasurer, Kaan is grateful to finally have the opportunity to join an on-campus organization like Enactus. Before starting at the business school, he had very little free time but a strong desire to find an opportunity to make a difference. When he learned of Enactus and its mission, he immediately decided to get involved and hasn’t looked back since. From building e-commerce websites to sharing his cultural experiences with the team, he feels like he’s gained more from his involvement than he’s given, and he’s looking forward to building global awareness of their work at next month’s World Cup.

More about Kaan:

  • Book he’s currently reading: Quatre-vingt treize by Gilles Kepel
  • His personal theme song: Etude Op. 10, N°1 by Frédéric Chopin or A quoi ça sert l’amour? by Edith Piaf & Théo Sarapo
  • One person who inspires him: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic
  • Enactus in one word: Improvement
  • Single best Enactus moment: Attending the Winter School, organized by Enactus Tomsk University in Russia, where students from several different countries came together for a week to explore the UN SDGs.
  • In five years, he will be…part of the social economy department of KPMG.

Connect with Kaan:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kpernek
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kaanpernek
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kaanpernek
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/kaanpernek

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