Enactus Southampton have secured a place at the Enactus World Cup 2017.

We’re delighted to announce that Enactus Southampton, our student-run social enterprise society, have won a place at the Enactus World Cup 2017.

The group presented at the Enactus UK 2017 National Final on Tuesday 12 April 2017 at the ExCel London. Students Jake Davies, Stephanie Kirk, Amy Chandler, Marcus Earee, Megan Evans, Josh Long and Alexandre Beardshall showcased two of their international projects in a bid to win a place at the prestigious World Cup event.

The first project, Sole Support, is a shoe enterprise in Siaya County Kenya which aims to reduce the number of people contracting infections from the jigger parasite. The second project, JuaMaji, is a solar distillation solution which provides clean water to the people of Kenya and Malawai.

The society is part of a global non-profit organisation which inspires our students to improve the world by leading entrepreneurial community development projects. These projects focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability and aim to enhance the lives of vulnerable people from around the world.

Our Union President, Alex Hovden, comments: “On behalf of our Union, I wish everyone on the team the best of luck for the World Cup and I look forward to hearing their ongoing successes.”

The society became the first UK winners of the Enactus World Cup in 2015 and we’d love to see them take home this title again this September. We wish them the best of luck!

For more information, check out the Enactus Southampton Facebook Page