Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world, while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by its vision - to create a better, more sustainable world.
Enactus believes that investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for all, driven by its mission of engaging the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders in innovation and business principles that improve the world.
Their 72,000 students are entrepreneurial, values-driven social innovators based across 1,730 campuses in 36 countries, positively impacting the lives of 1.3 million people each year.
Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, teams of students conduct needs assessments in their community, identify solutions to complex issues, and implement community impact projects. This results in communities benefiting from collaboration and fresh innovation, plus students gain the valuable experience to advance their personal and professional lives.
Enactus UK, as a Social Enterprise and a Charity organisation, has grown in scale continually and now supports, trains and develops over 3000 student customers in their social projects whilst maintaining the engagement of corporate and 60+ university partners. Enactus manages the individual engagement between enterprise and education of over 500 volunteers each year. Its UK student-led Enactus teams deliver projects to solve a range of social needs, including: empowering diverse beneficiaries such as the unemployed, homeless, struggling businesses, immigrants and ex-offenders. They also harness the expertise of engineering students to tackle issues including sanitation, irrigation and disease overseas. These experiences not only transform lives, but also give students the opportunity to step out of the classroom and to develop key skills and the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.
Enactus provides students a unique access to training, support, advice and mentorship from more than 15+ blue-chip companies including HSBC, EY, AIG and Unilever as well as leaders from the social enterprise sector. Through a practical programme, Enactus Students Develop, the key skills demanded by employers are addressed, including:
Like in business, Enactus believes that competition in the social sector encourages creativity and rewards results, and that when you compete to change lives, we all win.
An annual series of regional and national competitions showcases the Enactus teams’ impact, evaluated by global business leaders. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup for competition, collaboration and celebration.
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How certain SDGs combine in relation to issues of concern and opportunity
Project Model Diagram
An approach to project management, planning and delivery.
Giving hope to the female inmates in Nigeria, so that they can find work, feed their families and live a fulfilled life without turning to crime.
Working with ex-offenders to give them the building blocks to secure long-term empowerment and ultimately employment.
Working in Uganda to give individuals who have a passion for fashion a route into the industry whilst also providing with a stable income.
Working in Tanzania to create local cook stove entrepreneurs while at the same time providing a safer, cleaner environment for local communities.
Giving the homeless community in Glasgow a route back into employment