Enactus Strathmore to represent Kenya in the Enactus Global Competition set for September
On Friday 10th July, during an unprecedented expo held online in light of the Covid-19 measures, Enactus Strathmore emerged victorious as the Enactus Kenya National Champions 2020. Recordings from 15 universities were judged by various panelists from a wide array of industries on the online competition platform, Launchpad6. The team, comprised of Diana Owuor, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Eric Mutua, Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Computer Science, (BSc ICS), Favour Ruhiu, Bachelor of Commerce, (BCOM), Grace Muthama (BCOM) Innocent Baluge, Bachelor of Business Information Technology, (BBIT), Malik Ibrahim (BSc ICS) and Mathenge Waweru (BSc ICS), will represent Kenya in the Enactus Global Competition set for September 2020.
Online based competition
This year’s competition took an interesting twist when competitors found themselves preparing and presenting online. Taking the challenge in their stride, the team presented their flagship project, Agrarian, by sending a recorded video of their pitch to Enactus Kenya.
Agrarian is a tech-based solution for agriculture with a customer-centred approach. As a data-driven platform, Agrarian keeps track of farmland conditions and transmits the data via the cloud. This allows farmers to optimize their farm inputs and crops for quality products and decision-making in real-time.
“It has been quite challenging to coordinate ourselves in this new normal, but I am glad that we put in the work. We would meet twice a week, over Google Meets, to improve our presentation,” says Mathenge Waweru, the team president.
“We are grateful for the support we received right from inception, from our patron, Mr. Michael Owiti, our board of advisors with special thanks to Mr. Billy Otieno (Enactus President 2016) and Mr. Michael Nyairo (Enactus Vice President 2016), the Strathmore Community and Enactus Kenya. We continue to trust in God to see us through,” Diana Owuor reflected.
As they proceed to the Global rounds, they will receive mentorship from Giza Systems, a technical partner to Enactus Kenya. In doing so, they seek to engage competitively with Enactus teams from across the globe at the 2020 Enactus World Cup.
Enactus is an international organization of students, academics, and business leaders that seek to innovate and solve social problems around the world. With over 72,000 students in 32 countries, the organization, which began in Kenya in 2003, is committed to making the world a better place through social entrepreneurship.
For further information on their presentation, see link below.
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This article was written by Mathenge Waweru, Enactus Strathmore President.
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