Social Responsibility


Enactus

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:08:00 BST

Enactus Manchester is a team of students who develop and volunteer on enterprising projects which have a benefit to the community. The University of Manchester team is now in its 9th year, and year on year new students get involved and develop new ideas and initiatives to benefit the community, whilst building on and developing existing projects. Each year they compete against over 50 other University teams across the country to see which team has had the most impact, and each year the Manchester team progress through the regional rounds to national competition in London.

This year the team consists of 101 students from a range of degree subjects who have volunteered over 20,000 hours between them, running 6 active projects that have so far this year impacted over 200 beneficiaries. Their projects include ReNu, a furniture up-cycling project with homeless individuals in partnership with Barnabus SPOT Finance, a project delivering financial literacy classes to young people in schools and youth groups in Greater Manchester, and Golden Honey empowering farmers in Peru to form a cooperative and set up a honey production business.

At the National Competition this year they beat off stiff competition in their league to make it through to the semi-finals, and overall finished runner up in their group, finishing as one of the top ten teams in the UK. They have also won numerous grants and awards this year including the EY Empowering Youth Award. Well done to everyone involved!

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