The Enactus Ghana team from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology made it to the semi-final rounds at this year’s Enactus World Cup Competition.
The event was held in Silicon Valley in California, USA, last month, a statement released by the Enactus Ghana office on November 9 said.
The statement said the Enactus team from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology after emerging winners at the 2018 Enactus Ghana National Competition which took place in June this year represented Ghana at the World Cup Event, where they competed with national champion teams from 35 other countries.
“The team, represented by 6 students, competed in the opening rounds of the competition against teams from Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Australia and Brazil and qualified with Canada as one of the two teams to advance to the semi-final rounds of the competition, where they again competed in a league with teams from Morocco and Puerto Rico, losing to Morocco which advanced to the final round,” the statement added.
According to the statement, the Enactus team from the University for Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus, which also participated in the Ford Mobility Challenge, held alongside the World Cup competition took the third position at the end of the competition.
“In a special Competition, the Enactus team from University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus, also came third in the Ford Mobility Challenge in Palo Alto, California, with their project dubbed “EA -Transport”, a software Application that seeks to provide affordable means of transportation to locals in the northern part of Ghana,” the statement said.
World Trade Centers Associate Foundation award
The team from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, according to the statement, was also selected as part of four teams awarded World Trade Centers Associate Foundation Award as Junior Ambassadors for their two innovative and life changing social enterprise projects; “BidiGreen” and “Recoplast”.
“Bidigreen is a smokeless briquette produced from food waste which serves as healthy alternative source of fuel to charcoal. The team empowered local women with entrepreneurial skills to produce and sell the briquettes with the aim of reducing health hazards from smoke, reducing deforestation, ensuring a clean environment and economically empowering women”
“Recoplast is a water and sanitation project that seeks to curb the problem of solid waste management of which plastic waste is a prominent component in Nsawam. The project looks at recycling plastic waste into bricks for construction purposes. RecoPlast simply stands for Recycled Eco-friendly Plastics,” the statement said. — GB