Social Innovation: Waikato
Late last year we were formally advised that Enactus New Zealand has been closed down by Enactus Worldwide.
Led by President Gina Milicich and Vice President Tyler Robbins, our students, with support from our key BAB, have been working hard with their peers at other campuses to establish a new organisation. The students have taken a positive and proactive approach to this challenge, and taken the opportunity to create an organisation that reflects their values and aspirations - captured effectively in our new vision statement:
" Unleashing potential through entrepreneurial social action to create value which transforms and empowers" . We believe this new organisation will bring benefits to the wider community as well as providing valuable personal development for our students.
The resulting network of campus organisations (at this stage incorporating Waikato, Massey Albany and Auckland) comes under the "Social Innovation NZ" umbrella, and is looking forward to working collaboratively with a view to having an impact at a national level.
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Enactus (formally SIFE) is part of the global non-profit organisation Enactus Worldwide that motivates students to develop entrepreneurial outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus Waikato is made of students from different Faculties . Enactus started at the University of Waikato Campus in 2002 under its previous name SIFE and University of Waikato Teams have competed world wide at SIFE world Championships. Teams have been to Paris, Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Mainz and Barcelona.