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In Enactus we believe that the power of business can solve the world's toughest social and environmental problems. 

We are 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.

We live by the philosophy of ‘feed a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime’ and implement it throughout our social enterprises. 

Enactus Lancaster will be running 6 projects this year - Purifiq, Recyclone, Refillar, Girls Get Diagnosed, Irida and South Korea Project.

 

Recyclone: Development of a wind-turbine using recycled barrel that generates electricity. Partnered with Lancaster University Ghana.

Girls Get Diagnosed: Development of an online forum to improve the diagnosis of autism among girls who are four times less likely to be diagnosed.

Purifiq: Development of a "tooth tab" that melts in the mouth on contact with water and transforms into a toothpaste, offering their clients a quick alternative to polluting traditions of toothpaste tubes.

Refillar:  Development of reusable food boxes with the right proportions to spread awareness about practical ways to reduce food waste produced at homes through cooking.

Irida: Development of a website where people can promote their skills and create a learning forum. We are currently also working on developing a coaching, mentoring and leadership part to this.

South Korea Project: Aiming to improve the quality of life for the elderly population living in poverty in South Korea, through the provision and education of technology usage.

Among our sponsors are: Unilever, KPMG, Amazon, Barclays, SAP, EY, Visa, Ford and MANY MORE...

 

By joining you will:

- Impact the lives of people in your local community

- Work on an international social enterprise

- Gain real-life business experience

- Focus on your own personal growth

- Meet like-minded people

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By joining this group basic information such as name, email and date of birth will be made available to the organisers of the group. Next of Kin details may also be provided if part of the registration. Anonymised demographic information of the group’s membership will be used to improve activity but will not identify any individual.