Kenyan University Teams to Showcase Technologies and Smart Solutions

Published on 6th June 2019

On 14TH June, 2019, over twenty Enactus teams from Kenyan public and private universities will participate in the 17th Enactus Kenya National Exposition, at the PrideInn Centre, Westlands, Nairobi. Students from Enactus Kenya affiliate universities have in the last 5 months been developing smart solutions in agribusiness, education, energy, housing, waste management, mining and voter registration.

The teams will showcase projects that will be judged based on their entrepreneurial quality, innovation, sustainability and social impact. The most promising team will be awarded the title of Enactus Kenya National Champion and will advance to the Enactus World Cup 2019 in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, USA on 16 -18 September 2019.

“The Enactus National competition is a dynamic and inspiring event that encourages creativity and rewards results, ultimately leading to stronger programs and more improved lives. We look forward to hosting over 400 participants this year. We call upon organizations and individual partners who may want to invest in the power of entrepreneurial action for sustainable change to join the Enactus family,” said James Shikwati, Enactus Kenya Country Director.

“The 17th Enactus Kenya National Exposition will do things differently. Enactus teams will present projects under the theme ‘Technology and Smart Solutions for Challenges Facing Kenya.’ Teams have been working on these projects since the beginning of the year and we are excited to see what they have come up with,” said Kinyua M’Mbijjewe Enactus Kenya Board Chair.

Enactus global has been hosting National Events from April this year in 36 countries with competitions expected to continue until July. These dynamic, energetic events bring together student, academic and business leaders from the Enactus network for an opportunity to engage, collaborate and learn from one another.

Last year, Enactus students around the world dedicated more than 7.3 million service hours creating and implementing over 3,800 projects that directly improved more than 1.3 million lives. These experiences not only transform the lives of the people the projects serve, but also help the students develop the kind of talent and perspective essential to leadership that sees challenges facing people and planet as opportunities to improve the world.

About Enactus Kenya

Enactus Kenya (Then SIFE Kenya) was launched in 2002 following an M.O.U between Enactus International (Then SIFE International) and Inter Region Economic Network Ltd (IREN). The organization operates in 34 colleges and universities, with more than 2500 students participating.

Enactus is an international organization that brings together students, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to shape a better, more sustainable world. Guided by faculty advisors and business experts, participating students form teams on their campuses to create and implement community projects that empower people in need.

The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the skills and perspective necessary to become effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 66,500 student participants on campuses in 36 countries globally.

Website: enactus.org/country/kenya/

About Enactus

At Enactus, we believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. Enactus develops college students into leaders who use business to solve community challenges, creating sustainable improvements in the lives of the people their projects serve, and in turn, the lives of the students themselves. Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to use innovation and business principles to do so. Enactus has more than 72,000 student participants on over 1,700 campuses in 37 countries. For more information,www.enactus.org.

For more information contact: Ivy Vuguza, IREN Communications and Digital Content Manager, Tel: +254 20-2731497 | Cell:  071508505 Email: ivy@irenkenya.com


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