DIT wins inaugural Spirit of Enactus Award 2017

1 June 2017

An enterprising team of students from the DIT Enactus Society win the inaugural 'Spirit of Enactus Award.

The members of the Society, chaired by Colm Fleming, 2nd Year student of Business and Management, were presented with the award at the national Grand Final of the annual Enactus Ireland competition.  In the citation, the team was commended for they way in which they “illustrated integrity, collaboration, passion and innovation!”

Spirit of Enactus Award 2017 DIT

DIT Enactus Society reached the grand final of the annual Enactus Ireland competition

Established in 2011, Enactus Ireland is part of a worldwide charitable organisation which develops future talent by enabling third level students to create, and implement, social entrepreneurial projects that positively impact our local and global communities. 


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DIT Enactus Society in full team spirit in preparation for the competition 

Professor Tom Cooney, DIT College of Business is the Faculty Adviser to the very active Enactus Society in DIT.  Professor Cooney said he was delighted that the students reached the Grand Final for the first time this year..  “Enactus asks third-level students in Ireland and internationally to use their entrepreneurial ability to improve communities. 

Our students worked on a number of projects, supporting people in a disadvantaged position.  Their primary project was working with the South Dublin Travellers Group on an initiative that aimed to raise funds towards providing mental health supports to Travellers.  We are very proud of the work carried out by the students and we are delighted that it was recognised by winning the Spirit of Enactus Award”.

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