In the hustle bustle of our life, we often forget about the people who need our care. We are privileged, but sadly not all of us share the same fortune. Here at Enactus, we believe in impacting the lives of underprivileged sections of society by helping to set up sustainable businesses for them.
Also, we impart the same ideology by inspiring students to bring about a positive change in the society through entrepreneurial action.
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that provides students with a platform to create community development projects thereby putting their own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods. Being the members of Enactus IMT Ghaziabad, we provide means for a section of women in rural areas to earn sustainable income. As of now, we work in collaboration with Gram Niyojan Kendra, an NGO based out of Ghaziabad.
We currently have three projects running:
1. Project Prepare
This project was started 5 years ago (2014). It is done in 3 phases. Phase one is the collection of waste papers in the IMT campus and the hostel blocks. Phase two is getting them recycled. Phase three starts by retrieving the recycled paper rolls and then converting them into notebooks by the women of self-help groups. These notebooks are finally put up for sale in the college and the profits are passed on to the women. working on it.
2. Project Saathi
As an infant, life was simple- Eat.Sleep.Repeat. However, there was no scope of thanking all the people who made our life simple back then, especially our mothers and grandmothers who covered us in dresses knitted by them.
We identified this gap and wished to help the women of self-help groups when we saw them knitting sweaters, mufflers and other such woollen garments. Now, we source beautifully hand-knitted woollen garments from them and put them up for sale here at IMT. The profits are passed on to the women.
3. Project Aashna
Our environment is constantly deteriorating where pollution from various sources are constantly adding fuel to fire. Keeping this context in view, we came up with Project Aashna wherein we empowered the women of the self-help group with the machines to prepare cloth bags which then we pitch to the retailers to take up, instead of plastic bags which clog the drains, water bodies and also lead to the death of cattle in urban areas. The profits, as usual, are passed on to the women who prepare the cloth bags.