By Suzanne Robicheau |
“There’s a first time for everything!” That was the reaction of Enactus Saint Mary’s co-president Ali Algermozi on Friday, February 26, when the Enactus Saint Mary’s team made history, going up against 13 Enactus groups from universities in Atlantic Canada to bring home five big wins: first place trophies in all four categories at the Enactus Regional Competition, plus the Woman Leader of Tomorrow award. Later this year, the team will go on to compete at the National Enactus Exposition in Toronto, where in 2015 they took the number two spot.
These awards are only the latest achievement for Saint Mary’s members of Enactus, an international, non-profit organization that sets up chapters on campuses around the world to develop entrepreneurial students who want to make a difference. Recent projects by our team members have directly empowered 691 Nova Scotia youth, assisted 84 entrepreneurs in South America, and helped 25 Atlantic Canadian startups become sustainable businesses.