Reality Check; How Enactus Kenya Strengthens Youth Innovation

Moi University Enactus Chapter emerged champions in 2016's Enactus Kenya National Business and Entrepreneurship Competition. /Courtesy

Enactus Kenya promotes strategic skills developed among university undergraduate students through business solution oriented community projects. This year, students will showcase over 26 community projects ranging from food security, health, green energy, water and technology solutions.

Enactus Kenya (then SIFE Kenya) was launched in 2003 following an M.O.U between Enactus International (then SIFE International) and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN). For the last 15 years, Enactus Kenya has organized and managed business competitions among universities and travels of the top champions to over 16 international cities worldwide.

Guided by a business advisory council, Enactus Kenya continuously aims to create partnership between business and higher education and equip students with innovative ideas that attract investment through community projects, knowledge sharing, competitions and ultimately nurture business leaders.

Enactus Kenya country leader James Shikwati. /Courtesy

“It is always a proud moment to interact with a new set of students with vibrant sets of solutions to challenges facing Kenya. I welcome business leaders, faculty members and students to join us in celebrating creativity on June 9, 2017,” says James Shikwati, Enactus Kenya Country Leader.

Students volunteer time and skills to impact lives through community development projects, trainings, thematic events, annual national business competition and compete with peers from 36 countries worldwide.

Each student led team implements community development projects, which are then presented to business leaders during the annual Enactus Kenya National Exposition for evaluation.

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