The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Enactus team has been listed among 14 Enactus teams from Universities across the globe to receive funding worth $16,000 in the Ford COVID-19 College Challenge for student-led projects that will address COVID-19 issues in communities around the world.
The Enactus teams awarded grants come from nine countries—Brazil, Egypt, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom and United States. Each displayed an innovative approach to meeting the challenges created by COVID-19. The top proposals detailed plans to ensure the safety of those involved, addressed issues in a tangible way, demonstrated a detailed plan for measurable impact and involved students taking a significant leadership role and applying an entrepreneurial mindset.
Out of 152 entries, 14 Enactus team projects were selected to receive at least a $1,000 grant through the Ford COVID-19 College Challenge.
“When this challenge was presented, we were overwhelmed by the number of proposals and creative ideas that were submitted,” said Mike Schmidt, director of education and global community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Even while home and away from their universities due to lockdowns, students across the Enactus network continue to identify problems and find solutions to solve them.”
Enactus KNUST presented a proposal on Project ReL. Project ReL is a new, comprehensive, virtual remote learning platform for students at basic and high school levels. The project includes special learning modules for deaf students.
Winners of the Ford COVID-19 College Challenge are; City University of Seattle, (United States), Federal University of Pará (UFPA-Brazil), Helwan University, (Egypt), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, (India), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (Ghana), Multimedia University, (Kenya), Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, (India), Southern Africa Nazarene University, (Eswatini), SRM Institute of Management Studies, (India), State University of Santa Cruz (UESC-Brazil), University of KwaZulu-Natal, (South Africa), University of Nottingham, (United Kingdom), University of Southampton, (United Kingdom) and University College of Management Studies of Accra, (Ghana).
Source: phamousghana.com/Barima Kwabena Owusu