Sarnia student team takes home national title for work with Zambian villagers
TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 12, 2015): Lambton College has been named the 2015 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 2015 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto.
The Enactus team from Lambton College has transformed the rural villages of Kasaka and Gaali, Zambia through their innovative farming and entrepreneurship project, One Seed, which has planted 700 hectares of corn, started 10 small businesses, processed 17 micro loans and generated $1,745,240 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 to provide opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and take on new challenges. The projects they delivered show just how great an impact these leaders of tomorrow can have on improving our standard of living and society as a whole.”
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 creating 49 jobs and generating $1,745,240 in economic impact.
“The Enactus Lambton College team embodies 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 lives in Zambian villages and creating hope for the future.”
The 2015 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, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,400 entrepreneurial postsecondary students led 250 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
About TD Community Giving: TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to affect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.
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