Enactus Leeds is a volunteering organisation with a difference.
Enactus is bigger than just a society at Leeds. Enactus is an international non-profit organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.It provides a platform for university students to create community development projects using entrepreneurial action to improve the quality and standard of living for people in need.
So what does Enactus stand for?
Entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
Action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
Us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
Operating in 36 countries, it is a huge organisation that makes a real difference. Here, at Enactus Leeds, that is no exception. With successful local projects, we have made a real difference in overcoming both local and international needs. Consulting You, offers free consultancy to local businesses to improve their business. Inspiring you encourages teenagers to pursue higher education or start their own business. BEEP conducts enrgy efficiency audits and reduces excessive use of energy for local businesses. We also have an ongoing international project. Ukutemba – aims to end the mentality towards rape in South Africa through education, awareness and entrepreneurship.
Enactus members apply academic knowledge to develop real programs that achieve real results for real people. Enactus teams teach families how to gain financial security, equip the unemployed with skills to find productive employment, help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve success, and bring economic development back to struggling neighbourhoods. Along the way students will develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences. Furthermore, Enactus is also supported by some of the best companies in the UK such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Unilever, UNITE, ERAC, PMI, who recognize the value of Enactus experience. Our project members are mentored by top business executives and University staff to apply business concepts, so projects can be developed to create economic opportunities. You’ll have the chance to network with executives and recruiters from these companies at Enactus competitions and through other interactive events and activities.
But if there’s another local or international need you want to address you can help create or make your own project! Alongside making a sustainable difference, you will also develop skills to make your CV stand out as well as engage in networking opportunities. With various Enactus events throughout the year, you will get to engage with our sponsor companies, Enactus alumni and other like minded students.
Find out more on http://enactus-leeds.com and www.enactusuk.org. If you have any questions, send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org - We look forward to welcoming you to the team!