Enactus are an international non-profit that believes investing in students who take ENTrepreneurial ACTion for others creates a better world for US all. Working is 36 countries, they have a community of academic and business leaders working with 69,000 students across 1,700 university programmes.
In April 2017, King’s Enactus took part in the prestigious Enactus UK National Expo at London’s ExCel Centre, a multi-day competition during which they had to present on their social enterprise, Light Mountain. The project, led by 3rd year Neuroscience student and winner of the Entrepreneurship Institute’s Idea Factory Social Impact Award, Clara Zourray, helps to empower women in rural Tanzania through micro-financing the sales of clean cooking stoves in order to combat the high levels of both respiratory illness and deforestation in the region.
Presenting to a panel of judges, the elected representatives talked through their approach to the project, analyzing their impact and the truly life changing effect their work has on the beneficiaries in Tanzania. King’s Enactus progressed through the competition over the course of the 2 days, ultimately finishing an impressive second place. The society’s president, Renad Sheraif, won the overall Team Leader award, and one of the society’s other projects, Branched, won the TESCO Farm to Fork ITC.
The Enactus World Cup, featuring winners of each country’s national competition, is also taking place at London’s ExCel Centre later this year. Welcoming teams from over 30 countries around the globe, with more than 3,500 students in attendance, London will be the home of Enactus worldwide for this year’s hotly anticipated world cup.