Enactus is a network of leaders committed to using business as a catalyst for positive social and environmental impact. We educate, inspire, and support young people to use innovation and entrepreneurship to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Seeking to bring about formidable changes in society, we at Enactus Hansraj, a team of 65 passionate student leaders take the issues that act as a hindrance in the development of our society and intersperse business and philanthropy to aid those in need as well as guide and inspire the deprived through our ingenuity and expertise that we develop over time.
Since its inception in 2012, we have undertaken several projects namely Ahsaas, Aangaan, Mithaas, Armaan and Vriddhi, with an aim to grow more radical with each passing day so as to make the entire human race believe in the ever-burgeoning power of social entrepreneurship. We not only inspire social change but have also actively played a significant role in sensitizing the community.
Project Vriddhi endeavours to mitigate the widely prevalent issue of stubble burning by putting stubble to alternative, commercially viable uses. The Project functions under four verticals namely Tabdeel, Shilpkari, Nirmaan, and Restove.
NIRMAAN- Under Nirmaan, we establish toilets using stubble boards, to solve the problem of open defecation. The eco-friendly and cost-effective toilets generate revenue depending on per user and day basis, accounting for a substantial income for our entrepreneurs.
SHILPKARI- Shilpkari puts stubble to use in making eco-friendly, durable, and creative handicrafts like cutlery, lamps and paper bags, etc. It aims to revive the handicrafts industry while also empowering underprivileged women.
TABDEEL- Tabdeel is concerned with the utilization of stubble for mushroom cultivation, which is an untapped and highly profitable industry.
RESTOVE- Restove aims to curb indoor air pollution by establishing small-scale biogas production units revolving around innovative barrel/IBC based technology using stubble as input replacing the red brick chulhas used in rural households.
Sustainability and Scalability:
Project mehr endeavours to mitigate the widely prevalent issue of holy flower waste in india by utilising it for making potpourri, compost and preparing natural dyes with an aim to reduce water pollution while assisting the transgender community to earn a sustainable livelihood.
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Project Armaan is an endeavor to assist individuals who are victims of mental health difficulties, especially youth, as well as people receiving care in various rehabilitation centers and NGOs, in making a real difference in their life via the use of an all-in-one mental health online portal.
• With our counselling staff, we will assure the smooth delivery of counselling services at reasonable costs to diverse communities.
• To reduce the stigma associated with depression and anxiety, as well as to organize mental health courses based on art-based interaction.
• Promoting emotional well-being through the portal's self-healing material.
• We teach them extensively on how to make cold calls and promote the project's webinars and workshops.
• Community members become self-sufficient entrepreneurs, providing an additional source of income.
Project Ahsaas is an initiative which aims to socially and economically uplift the differently-abled community by providing them employment opportunities.The two vertical includes service and product vertical.
There are mainly two verticals
Enactus Hansraj works on social entrepreneurship to carve a more sustainable world for us all. In 2020, the team emerged as National Champions amongst 90 competing teams and reached the Top 4 stage in the World Cup. Continuing this feat, the team has also qualified for the final stages of the Race for Climate Action where our project bagged the second position globally.
Through its 3 running projects – Vriddhi, Ahsaas and Armaan, the society has positively impacted hundreds of lives in the past year. Project Vriddhi established its first stubble-to-biogas plant with Enactus Munich. The team conceptualised an endeavour of introducing a new sustainable product line from crop residue and stubble that was successfully fulfilled by them. Project Ahsaas is working to engage the differently abled in e-bike delivery services and empower them financially. A wide variety of products manufactured by the differently abled were also launched under the project. Project Armaan has launched a unique de-addiction portal for drug addicts across the country, it has now expanded its horizons further and is functioning under the umbrella of mental health as well.
Amidst the pandemic we also engaged in multiple micro-projects, thereby distributing masks, face shields, sanitizers, and cooked meals to 500+ families in partnership with organisations like Zomato Feeding India. We also launched a covid video series in collaboration with social education and liberty foundation to generate awareness.
Staying in tandem with the very spirit of Enactus and impacting a myriad of new communities, we introduced a new department ‘Social Innovation’ this year. Since its inception the department has done wonders and taken up initiatives like establishing 10+ shelters for stray dogs out of upcycled barrel waste, conducting a plogging drive in the North Campus area, organising a fun-filled Parents' Day programme for the elderly. This year we also impacted the lives of the 3 unemployed women in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh by generating employment opportunities in the field of stitching and upcycling clothes.