ENACTUS KENYA: INDIVIDUAL TOPIC COMPETITION ON ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: Enactus Kenya
Pillar: Fight Against School Dropout
Funding Period: 2019-2021
The BIC Education Challenge is a partnership between BIC East Africa, the BIC Corporate Foundation, and Enactus Kenya. The challenge, which focuses on fostering better learning conditions by promoting social entrepreneurship and innovation in education, saw submissions from students nationwide. The program targets entrepreneurial students who their innovative spirit and creativity to offer solutions to positively impact others' lives.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
University students nationwide propose social business projects aiming at:
Fighting school dropout and helping disadvantaged youth achieve their full potential.
Supporting access to education for women and girls.
Developing solutions which improve and promote environmental consciousness in Education.
The top-3 teams receive seed funding to execute their business plans, while the winning team also receives mentorship from BIC East Africa team members as they prepare for the 18th Enactus National Competition.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“The BIC competition was really an eye opener for us. It was amazing and spectacular just to see what other teams were doing in the education sector, and to see that international companies such as BIC have now started taking interest in what we are doing as far as education and empowering the vulnerable students in our communities is concerned. The impact for us was tremendous.”