Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic, and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisers and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.
The Enactus club at Southern Adventist University is re-creating lives! Enactus is a global organization in over 1,700 schools and 36 countries around the world. The mission of Enactus is to build entrepreneurial businesses that create sustainable solutions to current problems such as world hunger, the energy crisis, poverty, and health issues.
In 2017, Enactus has welcomed an exponential growth and diversity of talent to fill the needs of different projects that reach beyond business-oriented activities. In August alone, club membership has grown over 400%, and the club is building global projects that will transform lives from Collegedale all the way to India. In order to achieve these lofty goals, Enactus has embraced the mission of "Re-Creation" for the 2017-2018 campaign.
Enactus President AJ Sato explained that while many people may not listen to a sermon about salvation, "ministering to their physical needs will opens their hearts to the message of the gospel. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that anyone 'in Christ is a new creation,' and our prayer is that lives will be re-created as a result of our projects."
The club has experienced great success recently, such as back-to-back regional championships and transforming their CPR LifeWrap project into a million-dollar company in two years. Vice President Eileen Flores said, "We are blessed to have Enactus members that are passionate about helping others and driven to create a tradition of sustainable success at Enactus. Our membership is growing, and we are excited to utilize our talents to change lives."
While much is happening, there is still much to be done. Enactus is diligently seeking partnerships and funding to make these kinds of projects a reality. If you feel called to be part of re-creating lives by sharing your wisdom, expertise, or funds, visit the club website: southern.edu/enactus.