Make a difference
With so many issues plaguing our world today, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose sight of our ability to make a difference. Our projects begin with an idea and are brought to life by a group of students ready to tackle real-world challenges and bring real, positive change to communities around us. Together with Enactus branches around the globe, we are able to make a difference.
Since 2008, Nexus Abroad has partnered with communities from Africa to India. Currently, Nexus is working with a village in the slopes of Nepal. In the midst of an underemployment crisis, the women in this village are given financial freedom through the commercialisation of their handcrafted books. Shipped and distributed across stores around Melbourne, all profits are sent back to these women, giving the families in this community access to basic medical and educational facilities.
Imprint creates positive public spaces to encourage social interaction, boost economic activity and discourage anti-social behaviour and crime in the Melbourne community. Imprint achieves this through open collaboration between students and local councils and community hubs. Through the collective expertise of urban design and commerce students, these projects produce outcomes that are both practical and effective. Ultimately improving the quality of life and standard of living of residents across Melbourne.
Envision is a unique platform that looks at proactive prevention of common eye health problems amongst children. Between the ages of 0 to 3 years old, common eye problems such as amblyopia, known more commonly as lazy eye, can be treated and prevented. Children regain confidence in physical activities and social events. Moreover, with a wider focus on general eye health, Envision aims to increase the standard of health amongst Australians all over the country.
Healer is a project which adopts a unique approach in the way we look to tackle environmental degradation throughout India. India faces various environmental issues such as over-fishing and this can result in a domino effect whereby the ecosystem and plants are damaged and marine life imbalance can occur. Healer aims to revitalise various regions throughout India and hopefully reduce the levels of over-fishing. This will be done by educating members of society about an alternative income stream, with that being the farming of Aloe Vera.
Dough Nation is an initiative which aims to tackle food wastage across Melbourne by connecting bakeries with underprivileged communities. Targeting homeless individuals and groups, Dough Nation seeks to provide these people with unsold, leftover bread from local bakeries that is usually discarded.