Enactus Projects

The society has three ongoing projects: Project Jamboard, Project Silsila and Project Ecof. It has concluded its Project Tide Turner and a range of other drives summarized below :

Project Jamboard (2021-current)

Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Menka Ahlawat (Dept of English)
Student Coordinator: Mahima Agarwal (BCom Program)

About : Project Jamboard is an online peer-tutoring initiative taken up by Enactus, MSC in order to tutor students within the college who find themselves struggling with written and spoken English.
The project commenced in December 2021 with 9 Enactus tutors and 23 students. In its second year of activity, Jamboard has 9 new tutors and is working with a group of 14 students.
All tutors work with 2-3 students each. The duration of one class is an hour, conducted over Google Meet, twice a week. The teaching process includes weekly reading sessions with students to observe the change in their speaking skills within a given time span. Along with this, grammar, writing and comprehension components are also included.

The following topics are taught:
GRAMMAR : Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Determiners, Interjection, Verb tenses, Subject and Predicate, Active voice and Passive voice
READING : Conversations, Short Passages
SPEAKING : Introduction, Debates, Conversations, Speeches, Extempore, Interview
WRITING : Letter writing, Social-Media and Email writing, building a CV/ Resume, Book and Movie Reviews

Documentation of impact includes recording of students’ speeches as well as written tests. Over the course of the year, students greatly improve their reading, speaking and writing skills while forming strong bonds with their peer mentors.

Project Sil-sila (2021-current)

Faculty Coordinator : Ms. Jasmeet Kaur (Dept of Commerce)
Student Coordinator : Pulkita Manchanda (BA Program)

About : Project Sil-sila works to upcycle Rumala Sahibs, sarees and old clothes into envelopes and other items, while generating employment for people financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Starting January 2021, Rumala Sahibs were collected and members of the team had identified the target group i.e. tailors who had suffered losses in income due to the pandemic. In March, two tailors from Gurugram were employed. Samples of envelopes made by them were sold at the end of March with a profit of 50%.

As of 2022, the project has successfully tied up with NGO Shanti Sahyog to expand its target group to low-income women, and is also in talks with a small business owner to launch their products in combo offers.
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Project Ecof (2021- current)

Faculty Coordinator : Ms. Menka Ahlawat (Dept of English)
Student Coordinator : Rashika Bagga (BA Program)

About :Project Ecof began with the aim of helping small vendors and café owners replace plastic straws with eco-friendly material such as wheat straws, banana leaves or coconut straws, in light of the 2022 single use plastic ban in India. The project aims to expand its range of solutions to other types of cutleries and single-use-plastic as well.

In the current stage of the project, students have finished field work, conducted cost-analysis for various materials, created pamphlets and branded packaging for their straws, have tied up with interested vendors and provided them wheat straw samples.

Project Tide Turner (2021)

Faculty Coordinator : Ms Gurvinder Kaur (Dept of Commerce)
Student Coordinator : Gurleen Kaur (B Com Program) and Sahejpreet Kaur (B Com Hons)

About : The Tide Turners Challenge is a global youth movement to fight against pollution around the world. It is designed to inspire young adults to reflect upon their plastic consumption, discover solutions to reduce the consumption and lead change in their homes, communities, institutions and office.

The Tide Turner team took around 2-3 weeks to complete the entire challenge. The challenge consisted of three levels: Basic Level, Leader level and Champion level.

The Basic level was found very interesting by the participants. It consisted of three steps in which the students watched a film on plastic use, answered certain questions related to the film, analysed their plastic usage through ‘THE HAPPY TURTLE’ calculator and found alternatives to plastic usage. Thereafter, the students got promoted to the next level.

The Leader level consisted of two steps. Students conducted an audit of single use plastic (SUP) in their homes and then segregated the waste categorically as per different recycling grades.

The Champion level persuaded them to scale up their efforts by being innovative, inspiring and smart. The team encouraged the companies to start a buy back scheme/policy and start a petition to encourage community to consume sustainably produced products. They were asked to use their creativity and reach as many people as possible. Some students from the team made GIFs for the same. Other participants made a video and prepared a worksheet to spread awareness about the challenge and how harmful usage of different kids of plastics is.

Once all the challenges came to an end, e- certificates were issued to the students and a presentation showcasing everyone’s efforts was made by compiling various pictures and videos together. The team also made an informative and fun Instagram reel on how to play Safe Holi; avoiding usage of plastic balloons, using organic colors and several other “Do’s and Don’ts”.

This is how Team Tide Turner turned their learnings and actions into a digital asset to educate others and continue their advocacy efforts and spread awareness about single use plastic. Furthermore, the team is taking steps forward to spreading awareness within our college and reach the maximum number of students to educate them about bad effects of plastic as well as how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Other Drives and Activities

Activities (2019 -present)

  • Annual E-waste Collection Drive

    1. Enactus began with its first project on 27th August 2019. It aimed to collect electronic waste. Contributions were made on a large scale. The team ensured the smooth working of the drive and successfully collected19 kgs of e-waste . The boxes for collection were placed near the Gurudwara and the lift on the ground floor. Students were encouraged to bring the waste via campaigning done both online and offline modes. The team collaborated with the NGO Chintan (Environmental Research and Action Group) so that the material collected could be recycled or disposed off in an environmentally safe manner, as per laws set forth by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India.
    2. initiated second phase of the e-waste collection drive in collaboration with NGO Chintan on 21st January 2020. The drive ran successfully and smoothly for almost a month with a collection of 14 kgs of e-waste in the second phase. On 18th February 2020, Enactus was awarded a certificate by the NGO for the collection of a total of 33 kgs of waste.
    3. In 2021, students initiated another round of e-waste collection while following COVID-19 safety protocol. Students and faculty were requested to bring e-waste and a total collection of 19 kgs was successful. NGO Chintan was collaborated with to safely recycle and dispose the material.
  • Anaemia Camp (2019)

    Enactus for its second event collaborated with NCC to organise a camp on anaemia followed by a talk by a medical professional in the auditorium on 20th September 2019. The objective of the T3 camp was to generate awareness, test and offer treatment for anaemia. There were 5 teams, assisted by two doctors and each team consisted of a pathologist and a counsellor. Facilities of free hemoglobin checkup were provided and students identified to be anemic were issued medicines. A total of 862 students were tested, out of which 194 students were non anemic, 404 students were mildly anemic, 261 students were moderately anemic and 3 students were severely anemic. The camp site was operational from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and the interactive session was orchestrated from 12:30 PM to 1:30 pm which was conducted by Dr. Puneet Jaitley. The session came to an end with vote of thanks by Ms. Gurvinder Kaur, Convener, NCC and Enactus.

  • Aashna (2019-2020)

    1. Enactus, along with NGO Space for All organised a day of playful learning activities for underprivileged kids under Project Aashna on the occasion of Diwali (24th November, 2019). The objective of this event ‘Twinkle’ was to generate awareness among students about pollution caused by bursting crackers. Students used their imagination and drew their perception of Diwali on cards along a warm message inside. Further, students partook in painting and decorating diyas. Students were mentored by Enactus teammates. Towards the end, Enactus teammates spoke with the students to sensitize them about pollution caused by bursting crackers using interesting games. Students were provided with bananas and chocolates as refreshment.
    2. Under the same project, on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January 2020) the team collaborated with the NGO Space for All to organize a fun filled event for underprivileged children. Through various activities we inspired them to take interest in the history of India.
    3. In order to raise funds for the society, Enactus set up their stall as part of the annual college festival Saarang on 25th February, 2020, and sold items made by the underprivileged children in the interactions organized under Project Aashna, as well as student members themselves. These included notebooks, bookmarks and cards. They also organized fun games for visitors.
  • Sustainability Watch (2019-current)

    Enactus has begun composting organic waste in earthen pots to make manure for our next project – organic farming; and to generate revenue in near future for our social entrepreneurship venture. We have stationed four compost bins behind our college canteen.

  • Project VeggieVille (2020)

    This project is an initiative towards growing organic vegetables. The use of pesticides and other chemicals in growing vegetables is taking a toll on our health. Enactus has come up with this project to provide organic seasonal vegetables by growing them in our college premises. On 20th February 2020, student members planted capsicum seeds in pots located near the bank.