As God’s own University, His blessings never cease to pour on Covenant. Representatives of West Africa’s No.1 University on Thursday, August 20, 2020, outshone co-competitors to win this year’s edition of the Enactus Nigeria National Championship.
The Covenant team defended the championship they won in 2019 successfully, by giving a compelling pitch with their PET City project in the 2020 event. PET City is a project focused on transforming single-use plastic (specifically plastic bottles) and nylon wastes into interlocking bricks suitable for road construction.
The competition virtually took place live on the official Enactus Nigeria YouTube page for everyone to join in and stream Webinar Jam and Launchpad. Eighteen (18) teams from across the country competed in this year’s competition that began with the opening round, where Covenant competed in League 3 alongside Ekiti State University, University of Port Harcourt, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, and Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State.
Eight (8) teams featured in the semi-final, from which emerged four (4) that competed in the final, which produced Covenant as the champions. Faculty Advisor, Mr Michael Fagbohun, led the 100-man strong Covenant team, with Adeoluwa Adegboye as the student Team Lead.
The National Enactus congratulated all teams that competed at this year’s Virtual National Competition for demonstrating the kind of resilience, belief, and creativity that the world needed to survive. The theme for the 2020 competition was ‘We All Win’.
Known as Students In Free Enterprise until October 2012, Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders is unified by the vision to create a better, more sustainable world.
Rachael Jarosh, the CEO, Enactus Global, stated: “We recognize that while Enactus may not be on the front line of the current global health and economic crisis, Enactus students are, and will be on the front line of the recovery”.
To God alone be all the glory!