Date: 20 Apr 2017 (Thursday)Archive
Enactus student delegation wins championship in entrepreneurship competition
The student interest club Enactus sent a team of 20 student delegates to take part in the recent Enactus China Regional Competition. The HKBU Enactus delegation was crowned the top team in the Hong Kong Region for the second consecutive year. The team successfully won this year’s title with two creative business plans.
In the competition, the HKBU team effectively used entrepreneurial activity to empower people to improve their livelihood in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. The winning team comprised So Kin-fung (Information Systems and e-Business Management, Year 3), Lai Wing-yan and Liu Mei-tong (Human Resources Management, Year 3), Fung Sum-yi, Ng Yi-lam, Wong Kwok-kin and Ng Yan-lam (Marketing, Year 2), Lee Hoi-wah (Marketing, Year 3), Yu Yue, Pan Li-ju and Deng Yuli (Faculty of Science, Year 1), Wang Shihao and Lyu Jiayou (Computer Science, Year 2), Lee Chi-choi (Information Systems and e-Business System, Year 2), Wang Yutong (School of Communication, Year 1), Ngan Chun-lok (School of Business, Year 1), Chan Sin-ying and Chan Ka-ian (Accounting, Year 1), Ng Nga-wing (Accounting, Year 2), and Deng Hanyu (Computing and Information Systems, Year 2).
The two award-winning projects are “Language Buddies” and “Community X”. “Language Buddies” is a platform which aims to connect people with different cultural backgrounds through language learning and cultural exchange activities, thereby reducing problems that could arise from cultural stereotypes while also creating more job opportunities. “Community X” enables the elderly and ethnic minorities to act as mentors and links them to students who are interested in learning traditional craftsmanship or minority languages. It aims to enhance public understanding towards ethnic minorities as well as to support the livelihood of older people and pass on their traditional craftsmanship skills.
The Enactus China Regional Competition showcases how students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial activity. This year, the HKBU team will be joining the delegation from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to compete with winners of the five regions of the Chinese mainland at the Enactus China National Competition to be held in late May. The champion of the national competition will then represent China to compete with winning teams across 36 countries at the Enactus World Cup to be held in London in September.
浸大學生代表隊於賽事中充分採取富有企業家精神的行動，透過創意特色的商業計劃，有效幫助社群以經濟、社會、環境可持續發展等方式改善生計。得獎隊員包括蘇建峯 (資訊系統及電子商貿學三年級)、賴潁銦與廖美棠 (人力資源管理學三年級)、馮心怡、吳伊霖、黃國健與吳昕霖 (市場學二年級)、李凱樺 (市場學三年級)、于悅、潘俐如與鄧宇立 (理學院一年級)、王士豪與呂嘉優 (計算機科學二年級)、李之才 (資訊系統及電子商貿學二年級)、王宇彤 (傳理學院一年級)、顏俊樂 (工商管理學院一年級)、陳倩盈與陳嘉茵 (會計學一年級)、吳雅詠 (會計學二年級) 和鄧瀚宇 (計算機信息系統二年級)。
兩個得獎的商業項目名為「三人行」和「Community X」。代表隊希望透過組成平台「三人行」，藉著各種語文學習及文化體驗活動，連繫社會上不同文化背景的群體，促進彼此間語言和文化的交流，減少種族模式化的問題，並創造更多就業機會。「Community X」則讓傳統手工藝行業資深一輩和少數族裔人士擔任導師，並將其知識傳授予對手工藝或少數族裔語言有興趣的學生，不但提升大眾對少數族裔人士的了解，亦可改善長者的生活，並將他們的技藝傳承下去。