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Kenyan varsity knocked out of international entrepreneurship competition

Thursday October 13 2016

Members of the Moi University’s Enactus team pose for a photo. PHOTO | COURTESY

Members of the Moi University’s Enactus team pose for a photo. PHOTO | COURTESY 

By COLLINS NABISWA
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Moi University was knocked out in the semi-finals of The Enactus World Cup entrepreneurship competition held in Toronto, Canada, after losing to teams from Germany, China and the United States (US).

Moi University’s Enactus team’s flagship project focused on a mobile phone alert system that reminds mothers to follow child immunization calendar.

Canada’s Memorial University of Newfoundland emerged world champions with their mobile and retail ready hydroponic system.

The Germans showcased a tank fishing project while the US team presented a mushroom farming from banana leaves innovation.

University students from all over the World showcased their entrepreneurial and community outreach projects.

The Enactus Moi University team also showcased Kenya’s Swahili culture during The World Cultural Experience Forum.

“We chose to showcase Swahili culture since Kiswahili language is the bedrock that unifies Kenya and the East African region,” said Ms Salma Abdulatiff, the student team leader.

“We congratulate Enactus Moi University for representing Kenya well at the World Cup. Enactus competitions offer undergraduate students opportunity to hone their skills in readiness for both employment and starting their own enterprises. Great plans are underway for the 2017 season,” said Florence Suji, Enactus Kenya Advisory Board Chair and Team Leader at Toyota Kenya Academy.

Enactus World Cup attracted over 1,000 business leaders from top companies in the world.

The event featured activities like Action Leaders Forum and University Team Exhibitions among others.

The event was to provide an opportunity for collaboration, sharing of knowledge between business leaders, academia and universities and foster innovation as well as excellence in community leadership.

Enactus Kenya mission is to create a partnership between business and institutions of higher learning and equip students with innovative ideas that attract investment through community projects, knowledge sharing and competitions.