Enactus Kent is a student organisation which creates volunteer projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable, to solve problems in communities around the world.

We are a part of Enactus, an international non-profit organisation aimed at university students, in order to make a difference in the community while developing skills to become socially responsible leaders. Currently, Enactus has 70,000 students spread across 36 countries working on nearly 5000 projects a year.

At Enactus Kent, we are working to solve problems in 3 different countries through our 4 volunteer projects:

Project MyStreets

MyStreets, our local project in Canterbury, is training previously homeless individuals to serve as tour guides and give tourists their unique perspective of the city of Canterbury. We aim to re-integrate them into society whilst providing employability skills and work experience, while our project partner Porchlight provides temporary accommodation to them.

Project Cantuta

Our international project Cantuta, in Peru, is bringing the socially isolated elderly community together through our soap and honey enterprise by teaching them new skills, providing an additional source of income and helping them build social links in the community.

Project Badlaav

Badlaav, our new international project in India, is working towards empowering women in Kashmir by putting them in the driver’s seat through our soon to be launched female taxi enterprise. It is focused on providing employment as well as a safe alternate transportation choice for women.

Project Ecofeast

EcoFeast, our new local project in Canterbury, focuses on reducing food waste by bringing students together to learn cooking and baking from the elderly using surplus food from supermarkets like Tesco. We aim to organise a monthly meal where volunteering students will help prepare a meal for the homeless in Canterbury.

Enactus Kent are active on campus throughout the year – their next event will be a DIY Project Day on 11th October. For more information and to get involved with Enactus, go to their website, or use their contact form to get in touch.