Sarnia student team takes home national title for work with Zambia villagers.
CALGARY, AB (April 29, 2014): Lambton College has been named the 2014 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter TD Bank Group. The national competition took place at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Calgary.
The Enactus team from Lambton College has transformed the rural village of Kasaka, Zambia through their innovative farming and entrepreneurship project, One Seed, which has created 41 jobs, started seven small businesses, processed 150 micro loans and generated $623,000 in economic impact.
“Congratulations to Lambton College and all the finalists of this year’s TD Entrepreneurship Challenge,” says Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. “We’re proud to partner with Enactus Canada in providing opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, take on new challenges, and empower them to deliver projects that enhances their lives and the lives of others.”
The TD Entrepreneurship Challenge is a national competition empowering post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach relevant entrepreneurship skills to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The Enactus team from Lambton College embodied the values of entrepreneurship to win this challenge by empowering villagers in Zambia to become entrepreneurs.
“The Enactus Lambton College team exemplifies our global network’s purpose of enabling progress through entrepreneurial action,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Their ability to empower and enhance the lives of others is changing this Zambian village and creating hope for the future.”
The 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.
For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
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