TOGETHER, CREATING A BETTER TOMORROW
When dynamic and committed individuals join forces to change the world for the better, they stand a good chance of success. Enactus is an international organisation that employs this core idea and the power of entrepreneurial action to assist underserved communities around the world. Its Malaysian Chapter, Enactus Malaysia Foundation (EMF), is one of 37 global affiliates that brings together business leaders and academics with the sole purpose of training university students to become the next generation of socially-responsible leaders.
In 2013, EMF continued to roll out its signature programme – the Enactus Malaysia National Exposition (EMNE) which saw teams from both public and private universities showcasing their community outreach projects. A panel of judges comprising business leaders and corporate executives judged teams based on how successful they were at using entrepreneurial action to positively contribute to communities. Enactus University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was crowned National Champion of the 2013 EMNE, while Enactus Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was named first runner-up. Enactus UMS went on to compete with other national champions from the 36 Enactus countries and bagged third place in the Opening Round League of the Enactus World Cup in Mexico.
EMF will continue to focus on expanding its reach through increasing the number of Enactus members and Enactus teams. EMF will also seek to gain greater acceptance and brand visibility among GLCs, multinational corporations, and government agencies by further deepening the impact EMF has on both the student leaders it develops and the communities the students serve. EMF is confident of retaining its appeal as a best-in-class national civil society organisation.