• National University of Singapore

    Singapore | In action since 2014

Project Highlights:

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Team Profile:

Students involved
37

Past WC appearances
0

Faculty advisor(s):
Professor Albert Teo

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!
Project Overture on Facebook
Bushra on Facebook
LinkedIn

 

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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