• National University of Singapore

    Singapore | In action since 2014

  • 37Students involved

  • 0Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Overture

After brainstorming areas of potential focus, our Enactus Singapore team developed a project aimed at equipping children from underprivileged families with skills to manage money effectively. Team members developed programs and materials, and reached out to schools and Family Service Centres (FSCs) to investigate potential partnerships before launching a pilot program in a primary school. They also recruited and trained ad-hoc volunteers to ensure enough mentors would be available to assist in the workshops during daylight hours — when many of their own members also attended classes.

Impact(s): 4 partners on board; 37 Students involved as of June 2017

What’s next: The team is working with a local bank and its financial literacy team, enabling the impact to reach more children.

 

This project advances these key Global Goals:

              

Team Profile:

Faculty advisor(s):
Professor Albert Teo

Volunteer hours invested in project:
300

Our proudest moment of the past year:
The times when the team managed to upscale and pitch to various potential partners, who later confirmed the partnership with us!

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Coordinating schedules for members of the team and volunteer welfare organizations involved with the project, due to the timing and manpower limitations both parties face.

Team described in one word:
Passionate.

Get to Know Us:

Bushra had been an active volunteer for several causes and groups, but she says she sought to join an organization that would enable her to contribute to a more sustainable impact. After reading about Enactus in university newsletters two years ago, she attended a recruitment talk to find out more. “It was clear to me that it was something I was looking for and want to be a part of for a long time,” says Bushra, now project member of Overture. She plans to graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

More about Bushra:

  • What I’m reading: “Blink,” by Malcolm Gladwell; “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman
  • Theme song: “Just Keep Swimming,” from Finding Nemo
  • Who inspires me: My father, Rasheed Kareem
  • Enactus in one word: Progress.
  • Best Enactus moment: “Our Eureka moment!” After weeks of brainstorming, the team felt like they had hit a creative wall in developing unique activities to make financial literacy fun for children.
  • In five years, I will be … “a successful professional using her creativity and technical knowledge to ease people’s life through developing innovative approaches/products.”

Connect with Bushra!
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Bushra on Facebook
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Lennard joined Enactus two years ago because he wanted to try his hand at running a business; Enactus enabled him to do that while also supporting causes in which he believes. Now a co-Project Director, he’s one of the senior members on the team. In the past year, he’s helped to scale his project from 5 to 30 customers, requiring “a fair amount of coordination in logistics, human resources and marketing.”

More about Lennard:

  • What I’m reading: “Gather Together in My Name,” by Maya Angelou
  • Theme song: “Fast Car,” by Tracy Chapman
  • Who inspires me: [Canadian author, activist and filmmaker] Naomi Klein
  • Enactus in one word: Limitless.
  • Best Enactus moment: “Launching our project and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback. This really validated our idea and encouraged us to expand our business.”
  • In five years, I will be … “pursuing a career in sustainable development and perhaps working abroad.”

Connect with Lennard!
LinkedIn

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