‚ÄúGive me a fish and I will eat for a day; teach me how to fish and I will eat for a lifetime.‚Äù
Enactus is an International Organisation that runs on this philosophy and thus, creates social entrepreneurs out of college students.
In Enactus, it is believed that every individual has the ability to make impact in their community – not in the form of charity – but by using the positive power of business. As a member of an Enactus team, one joins a worldwide network of more than 72,000 other students who are each making their own contribution toward the shared mission of creating a better world.
Enactus Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce founded in 2013 has successfully run 5 projects till date. Today, it consists of 60 members working on 2 projects, namely Project Tabeer and Project Book a Plant.
Project Tabeer is a complete sanitation solution that involves production of liquid handwash by marginalised women living in rural areas, along with construction and maintenance of toilets in places where open defecation is prevalent. While, Book a Plant is an online platform that links street plant vendors to customers who are interested in buying plants and their maintenance packages digitally. It acts as an Uber for plants, delivering¬† potted happiness to people‚Äôs door steps.
This year, Enactus SGGSCC‚Äôs Project Tabeer has been selected as one of the Top 12 projects worldwide working on the water and sanitation crisis. The team will get an opportunity to represent their college in the World Water Race organised by Enactus World to be held in October in San Jose, California. The team also represented its college in Enactus Nationals held in Taj Land Ends, Mumbai.
Last year the society got over 500+ applications, out of which 40 members were recruited after a rigorous selection process.
In a period of 10 months, the members underwent extensive personal and professional grooming, preparing them for the Corporate world along with making young entrepreneurs out of themselves.
They were provided with opportunities to present the projects in several B-Plan competitions and gain first hand experience in field work through regular outstation visits for sensitisation drives.
Being a part of an Enactus team is extremely educative and fun. However, without full commitment one can‚Äôt expect success. Hence one has to strive and take their duties as a challenge and not a burden.