Enactus KCL reached the semi-final at the Enactus World Cup last week, placing in the top 16 of 36 countries.
India were overall winners beating Canada, Kyrgyzstan and Puerto Rico in the final round.
The World Cup, hosted this year at the ExCel in London is an annual event featuring the best university social innovation projects. The 36 teams qualified from 1,700 campuses, and 72,000 students participate around the globe.
Enactus KCL competed with their project LightMountain, a cooperative set up in Tanzania selling clean cookstoves to improve indoor air pollution and its associated health risks – empowering women, saving money and the environment along the way. The project has been a big success and already benefited the lives of 400 people.
The competing team was made up of students from across King’s faculties including Jake Marshall, King's Business School student and Global Health and Social Medicine students Emily Brothwood (current Enactus KCL President) and Juan Esteban Guzman Benitez.
2016-2017 Enactus KCL President, Renad Sheraif said:
“It was an honour for the KCL team to showcase the results of all our hard work last week at the Enactus World Cup while representing the UK. We managed to make it to the semi-finals which is the furthest KCL has gone in our 10 years of operations, and we're looking forward to doing even better next year!"
The Entrepreneurship Institute, who support Enactus through the Entrepreneurship Support Fund and Social Entrepreneurship Initiative said:
“We’re very proud of Enactus KCL and their achievement. Presenting in front of 3500 people is no mean feat! And they did spectacularly well. They are model students - intelligent, committed, well-rounded teamplayers who are making a big positive difference to communities around the world and are a credit to King’s and to the UK.”