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World CuP UPDATE

06/07/2017

The United Kingdom will be represented at the 2017 Enactus World Cup by the team from Enactus King’s College London.

Enactus Southampton were given the opportunity to represent the UK as Enactus National Champions in April. Subsequently, as part of a mandatory post-competition audit, Enactus Southampton identified a significant issue with evidence related to one of the projects they presented at the UK National competition and alerted Enactus UK.

Enactus Southampton had visited the site of the JuaMaji water purification project in Kenya in early June and immediately contacted Enactus UK. The team identified that the project was not as advanced as had been communicated to them by their project partner and beneficiary, resulting in an issue with the evidenced level of impact as claimed at the time of the competition. After further review and consultation by Enactus UK, the second place team at UK Nationals - Enactus King’s College London – was promoted and will now represent the country at the Enactus World Cup in September.

Sarah Rogers, Head of Student Enterprise at the University of Southampton, paid tribute to Enactus Southampton for their proactivity.

"Despite the disappointment for the Enactus Southampton team, they have behaved with maturity throughout this whole process and have made us all at the University of Southampton very proud. Enactus UK has also acknowledged the team’s professionalism and integrity in establishing and presenting the facts at the earliest possible opportunity.  We are completely behind Enactus KCL in their endeavours at the World Cup, and we will support them in any way we can in the lead up and during the event."

For more details about the Enactus World Cup, which will be held in London in September please follow the link below.

http://enactusuk.org/world-cup/