A team comprising Muslim and Hijabi students from Cairo University has won first place in the international Enactus World Cup held in the US for their project in producing organic pads, Enactus.org wrote.
The Enactus World Cup, which is held in Silicon Valley, offers social enterprises and student social entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a €45,000 prize.
The Enactus World Cup took place between 16 and 18 September in San Jose.
— Enactus (@enactus) September 19, 2019
It consisted of three days of competition, collaboration, and celebration, bringing together 3,500 socially conscious leaders from 37 countries.
Every year a select group of 3,000 student, business and academic leaders from around the globe meet at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future
The final competitions are qualified from over 72,000 university students down to the National Champion teams from 37 countries. Each team presents their projects of entrepreneurial action that are not only making a difference in the world, they have the momentum to create new careers, spark business innovation and deliver fresh energy for social impact.
The Cairo University’s “organic pads” were created from banana cover to help young girls in poor areas who cannot buy pads during their period and accordingly drop from the school.
The project is said to impact more than 50,000 women in rural areas in Egypt.
The team came first after a final competition with Canada, which took the second place, as well as teams from Germany and the United States.
The results were widely celebrated on social media, with many praising the Egyptian team for their deserved success.
— Anas. (@AnasAdel) September 19, 2019
I am full of emotions and happiness like never never before, Glory glory enactus Cairo university ?❤️
— أنور (@MahmoudAnwaar) September 19, 2019
— KPMG (@KPMG) September 13, 2019