what is enactus?
Entrepreneurial: having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
Action: the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
Us: a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
Currently, Enactus has are over 70 000 students, spread across 36 countries, working on nearly 5000 projects each year. That’s over 5 million volunteer hours, impacting the lives of nearly 2 million people.
Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup to experience excellence in competition, collaboration and celebration.
Each year, Enactus UK university students come together to present the projects they have pioneered over the last 12 months. Each competition is an exciting opportunity for the students to demonstrate how they have harnessed business principles alongside social action in a bid to help change the world! The winners of the National Competition go on to represent Enactus UK at the World Cup.
At Enactus Kent, we see opportunity to rethink and redevelop. Bringing students, academic leaders and businesses together, in order to shape a bigger, brighter and a sustainable future. While working with multinationals including Amazon, Ford, KPMG, Tesco, Santander and many more, we take this opportunity to make a difference in the world.
As of now, we are trying to reduce the isolation among the elderly community in Peru through our honey and soap enterprise through our international venture Project Cantuta. We also work to empower the homeless in Canterbury by training them to serve as tour guides through our local project, MyStreets. Further, we plan to be working towards empowering women in India by establishing a female taxi initiative through our new enterprise, Project Badlaav.
Be a part of our wonderful projects or start our very own with a basic idea! If you're interested to work in our internal team, you can get involved in various channels including our events, marketing and recruitment teams.