For several years Musgrave has sponsored and offered mentoring support to the Enactus programme in Ireland.
The purpose and aims of Enactus – that of entrepreneurial spirit, community, partnerships and social action – fit well with our ethos at Musgrave.
Enactus works with third level students to create socially responsible business projects. The students are trained, guided and supported by educators and business leaders, including senior management within Musgrave.
As well as using their innovative and creative energies to positively change the lives of others, the students also develop the leadership, interpersonal and practical skills necessary for the workplace.
On 31 May, Enactus Dublin City University (DCU) were crowned the winners of the Enactus Ireland National Competition, closely followed by Enactus NUI Galway and semi-finalists Enactus Trinity College Dublin and University of Limerick.
The DCU team came up with two stand-out projects. The first was Second Scoop, a catering company that empowers asylum seekers and drastically reimagines societal integration through mentorship and work experience. Asylum seekers are taught sales and event organising skills, whilst teams run workshops on cross cultural adaptation subjects.
Threads, their second headline project, was a clothing company that provides people in the asylum seeking community with the skills and opportunities to upcycle old and unwanted jeans.
Enactus DCU will go forward to represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup in Silicon Valley, U.S.A. this coming October – we wish them the very best of luck.
For more information on Enactus, visit http://enactusireland.org/