Covenant Rivals Melbourne, Nottingham Varsities, Others for Enactus World Cup Honours
West Africa’s numero uno University, Covenant, will be competing with 34 other universities from across the world in the 2019 edition of the Enactus World Cup, according to the organisers.
Every year, a select group of 3,000 students, business and academic leaders from around the globe meet at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future.
The other participating institutions in the competition, which holds in San Jose, California, USA from September 16-18, 2019, are the University of Melbourne (Australia), University of Nottingham (UK), Brigham Young University (US), Lambton College (Canada), Southwest Minzu University (China), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (Italy) and a host of others.
Also featuring in the competition is a motley crowd of other African institutions. These include Cairo University (Egypt), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Kenya), Durban University (South Africa), Institute of Higher Commercial Studies of Carthage (Tunisia), and Southern Africa Nazarene University (Swaziland).
Covenant qualified to represent Nigeria at the World Cup when in July this year, she emerged overall winner of the 2019 Enactus Nigeria National Competition, held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The team led by the Faculty Advisor, Mr. Michael Fagbohun, and Team Leader David Iyiola, beat 17 other teams from various universities across the country.
Covenant presented two projects at the competition. These were Toles and Pet City. Toles was a social enterprise aimed at providing children in impoverish communities with eco-friendly and durable footwears from used scrap tyres, while Pet City was an initiative aimed at turning used plastic waste into suitable building materials that are cost-effective and durable.
Some members of the Covenant Enactus ‘Passionate’ Team include Adeoluwa Jimoh and Simeon Ante. Adeoluwa is a student of Chemical Engineering who anticipates graduating in July 2021. She has been an Enactus member for one year and serves as the team’s Presenters’ Coordinator. She believes she was selected to represent her team because of her public speaking skills and her ability to effectively manage people.
Simeon is a Mechanical Engineering student from Akwa-Ibom. He has been involved with Enactus for one year and is a part of the team’s technical crew. He has great skill in video editing and use of other computer software, making him a valuable contributor to the team. Simeon got involved with Enactus by seeing one of the videos inviting students to join the team. He then got to know the team and fell in love with the concept of Enactus.