• Seoul National University

    Korea | In action since 2007

  • 29Students involved

  • 5Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Cclim

In Korea, 1.7 million elderly people earn a meager living by collecting waste paper for recycling. Those who perform this work, however, are subjected to social stigma. Enactus students at Seoul National University created Cclim, a program that enables waste collectors to rent carts at no charge. The carts are financed with funding generated by advertising mounted on the sides. The vehicles are cleaner than those used previously, which helps to improve the image of the work. They also weigh less, which makes it easier for older workers to operate them effectively.

Impact(s): 111 waste-paper collectors equipped with new ad-carts, 1 refreshed industry

What’s next: To change the public’s perception of waste paper collectors.

 

This project advances these key Global Goals:

            

Team Profile:

Faculty advisor(s):
Lee Kyung Muk

Volunteer hours invested in project:
5749

Our proudest moment of the past year:
Our project, Cclim getting media attention and being noticed by China and Singapore.  

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Having to develop a new project.

Team described in one word:
Miracle.

Get to Know Us:

A business administration major who plans to graduate in 2019, Youngwon found Enactus while she sought to learn more about running a business in a socially sustainable way. After one year as a team member, she now serves as Project Manager and the Enactus World Cup presentation coordinator. Her greatest accomplishment with the team is winning first place at the 2017 National Competition and heading on to London this year. “I want to meet the global leaders who value the role of entrepreneurship and solving global issues,” says Youngwon. “I would like to talk with them and get inspiration.”

More about Youngwon:

  • What I’m reading: “How Are You Going to Live,” by Simin Yoo
  • Theme song: “Treasure,” by Bruno Mars
  • Who inspires me: Emma Watson
  • Enactus in one word: The key.
  • Best Enactus moment: “When my team desperately needed funding to produce a new product line of blueberry leaf tea, I presented it in a funding contest by myself and won the $4,500 for the team.”
  • In five years, I will be … “a member of a social enterprise using my entrepreneurship as a means to tackle issues in Korea.”

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Yongwoo was looking for a meaningful experience during his college career. “I was attracted to the vision and actions of Enactus,” says Yongwoo, who joined in 2016. A business administration major who plans to graduate in 2019, he says his greatest Enactus accomplishment to date has been contributing to helping his team win their national competition. “I presented on stage,” he says. “I won’t forget the moments of National Competition forever, and I’m sure World Cup will be the same.” Yongwoo says he hopes to meet global business leaders and Enactus students from around the world and to be inspired by their passion and insight.

More about Yongwoo:

  • What I’m reading: “The Third Capital,” published by Samsung Economic Research Institute
  • Theme song: “Lay Me Down,” by Sam Smith
  • Who inspires me: Sheryl Sandburg
  • Enactus in one word: #CoolHeadWarmHeart
  • Best Enactus moment: “When I was the manager of our previous project. I met so many business people to find partners needed for our business model.”
  • In five years, I will be … “a business man working for a better society, [with] whatever means that may be!”

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