The members of Enactus Sheffield are regulars in the Enterprise Zone. On an average day you’re pretty sure to find at least one or two of them knocking around, whether they’re frenziedly preparing for Nationals, meeting clients and interested students, or generally working on what they do best – changing the world through enterprise.
Enactus is described as a ‘community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world,’ and this is easy to see in the work Enactus Sheffield does both locally and around the globe.
In the Sheffield area, the team has run projects ranging from a jam-making venture designed to support and rehabilitate the homeless, to a scheme that empowers through jewellery-making. On an international level, they have developed an enterprise in Bolivia, training locals to make thermal blankets from crisp packets, and in Nigeria created a shea butter business to provide employment to trafficked women.
Their work has seen them rank highly in yearly National Competitions and nab a series of awards; in fact, our trophy cabinet in the Zone is overflowing with their achievements. Just look take a look at the video above to see why, and to learn more about their work, values and projects – there’s nothing quite like the power of poetry.
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