Saturday, June 8, 2019

BUK's ENACTUS Soars Higher with 4 Community Projects




BUK's ENACTUS Soars Higher with 4 Community Projects

By Nura Garba

Bayero University's branch of ENACTUS has created four community empowerment projects that will provide job opportunities and reduce unemployment. ENACTUS is an international non-profit organization that brings together students, academics and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial experience to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the Bayero University student leaders of ENACTUS in a remarkable turn-around created and implemented four community empowerment projects. FEAT Guide; st developing girls in secondary schools with 21 century skills using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Zazoo is an ENACTUS project, which creates decent jobs for people with disability through the aid of a solar powered smart tricycle. KenEact is another project, which increases household income by empowering women and ensuring quality education for out of school children and Reeba is a business development service platform for micro-enterprises in the informal sector (arcticians).

 The experience does not only transform lives, but as well helps students to develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. The ENACTUS on Campus competition hosted Addy Basic School and Bright Leaders Academy, who performed a short play on countering extremism through ethnic-based hate speech, an evaluation of impact on a project under HeartUMight campaign and Suuma International School, a school team on the SAGE program whom the ENACTUS students mentored at the Dangote Business School on 24 of May, 2019. After presentation in the presence of five rock star judges, Zazoo emerged winners, KenEact the first runners up and Reeba the second runners up.The team is preparing for a national competition, which th to th will hold from 10 11 July in Lagos with other tertiary institutions across the country.

 A winner will represent Nigeria at the ENACTUS World Cup competition 2019 in Canada. The Team leader, Olumide Areo, stated that “as young people, we are major stakeholders in achieving the 2030 Agenda. We believe that by seeing possibilities, taking action, we will make the world a better place.” He expressed special appreciation to Stanbic IBTC, Airtel Nig. Ltd, their sponsors, Indomie, Judges, the faculty advisor, Prof. Mukhtar Halliru, and advisory board representative, Dr. Bala Mohammed, the Alumni network and the team members for their contributions.



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