We believe in grooming leaders that have a head for business and a heart for the world. The BOOST Fellowship is an affiliate of Enactus Worldwide and operates as Enactus Zimbabwe. The Enactus program feeds into the servant leadership program component which encourages students to live for others through community service.
Enactus, formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better and more sustainable world. Enactus Zimbabwe is part of a network of 36 countries that are enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by faculty advisors and business experts, participating students form teams on their campuses to create and implement community projects that empower people in need. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the skills and perspective necessary to become effective, values-driven leaders.
BOOST has established Enactus, among other components of its programs, in all the major institutions in Zimbabwe which include: Africa University, Bindura University of Science and Education, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Great Zimbabwe University, Harare Institute of Technology, Midlands State University, National University of Science and Technology, Solusi University, University of Zimbabwe, Women’s University in Africa and Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University.
University teams implement projects for one-three year cycles and present them annually at a national competition in front of a panel of judges. The national champion represents Zimbabwe at the global competition – Enactus World Cup. The next Enactus Zimbabwe competition was on the 13th of July 2018 in Harare. The world cup will be held in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California October 9 – 11 2018.
Through our affiliation with Enactus since 2004, we have impacted 2860 servant leaders who implemented 271 community projects that directly impacted 264 578 people and put in 892 952 volunteer hours.
Students use sustainable methods such as participatory approaches that encourage community ownership to ensure that the projects remain running after their exit. Most projects are based on sustainable development goals as well as the existing challenges being faced by Zimbabweans, such as youth unemployment, women empowerment, poverty, climate change and environmental degradation. Other projects focus on creativity as well as innovation methods by either the students or the beneficiaries, which results in the technological advancement of our community at large.
Enactus Zimbabwe takes on the 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Global Goals serve as a framework for the sustainable change we’ve been creating for years through entrepreneurial action – business innovation that also creates social impact.
Our student leaders are already creating meaningful progress towards achieving the Global Goals through sustainable, smart business solutions.
Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 70,500+ student participants on campuses in 36 countries. For more information visit www.enactus.org
We know that there are partners out there who have a mind for business and a heart for the world and would like to see several outcomes from supporting this program:
How can you support us? From wherever you are in the world, you can contribute to this great cause. Contact us on how you can be involved on firstname.lastname@example.org