During the 14th Enactus World Cup in Beijing, national champion teams from 34 countries delivered presentations to showcase how their community outreach projects improved peoples’ lives.
In the end the host country team from China, the North China Electric Power University, won the 2014 Enactus World Cup.
This year, we are excited that Enactus Canada had the second largest academic delegation in attendance, behind only China, with 15 Enactus teams in attendance. Our students were inspired by the wonderful projects Enactus teams are running around the world.
The North China Electric Power University’s team’s “Empower the Grassland” project brought power to nomadic areas of Inner Mongolia where electricity difficulties seriously affect the quality of local education, healthcare and employment. They developed a wind and solar generator system which supplied reliable electricity to local herdsman significantly improving their quality of life and almost doubling their annual income.
The team from Morocco was named the First Runner-Up. The team developed a cost-efficient water filtering solution for their local community aiming to create economic opportunity for unemployed people through skills training on production and sales of the water filtration systems. The project empowered their targeted audience to offer products and services to 426 clients in seven local villages and to raise the monthly sales net revenue by 150% to USD150 for each person.
We would like to extend our congratulations to Memorial University of Newfoundland for placing 2nd to Morocco in their semi-final round of competition and ultimately placing in the top eight Enactus teams in the world. Well done!