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UMS Wins Enactus Contest

July 22, 2013 | Campus News

SECOND YEAR RUNNING: Team heading to Mexico in September after national-level win

KOTA KINABALU: TWELVE students from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)  will be competing for the second consecutive year in the Enactus World Cup, which will be held  in Cancun, Mexico, in September.

The team successfully defended its title in the Enactus Malaysia National Exposition, which was participated by 28 teams from institutions of higher learning and held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

The team bagged RM100,000 after emerging tops in the national finals, where they were pitted against teams from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

Enactus is a programme run by an international non-profit organisation that works with institutions of higher learning in 39 countries.

It mobilises students to run community projects, while developing their social responsibility skills.

Enactus was formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise and is followed by over 1,600 universities worldwide.

The annual competition is in its 13th year.

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