Current Projects

PROJECTS 2018

HEAD FOR BUSINESS, HEART FOR THE WORLD

BAALA IN AFRICA

Imagine having to choose between sanitation and education? No one should have to make a choice between two basic needs. However, all across the rural areas of India and Africa, one in ten girls is having to make this decision. ‘Baala In Africa’ aims to eradicate this issue by bridging Baala, Warwick alumni run NGO that spreads awareness about menstrual health in India and Warwick In Africa volunteers who will do the same in selected cities in Africa.Know More
Our aims are to source sanitary napkins that are reusable up to 2 years from Baala production sites in India and distribute them in rural villages of Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa through Warwick in Africa. We will be creating extensive training programmes for Warwick In Africa’s volunteers on sanitary health which will be communicated to the girls in these villages. Raising funds through the year in order to reach a larger audience will also be our objective. So far, Baala has helped 25,000 women and girls across India and our team hopes to use this year to raise this numbers.

THE GATEWAY

The Gateway is a community project under Enactus Warwick, working with refugees and asylum seekers to improve their livelihoods. This is accomplished through an employability programme. The aim of this is to empower beneficiaries and help them integrate into society by giving them the necessary tools they need to pursue opportunities and advance in life. The Gateway supports 46 beneficiaries, through IT skills, soft skills workshops, mentorship and placement programs. Know More
These consist of three key stages. First, developing skills through tailored workshops. Second, providing a mentorship scheme and a mentor, who guides the fulfillment of job aspirations. Our employability programme not only provides skills and confidence but also helps them plan out how to achieve their aspirations and goals. Third, we hold networking events for our beneficiaries to secure work/volunteering placements with partners. We also have a Research and Development team that works towards raising awareness to help the beneficiaries. They keep a track and regularly update the beneficiaries on any legal news/status of refugees and asylum seekers that may be useful to them. Their main focus is to research on methods to develop and support the refugee and asylum seeker community. Hence, the continuous support and individualistic approach that our programme provides allow us to build a gateway to opportunities for our beneficiaries. Our employability programme endeavors to provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, gain relevant experience in their own chosen field, get a job and improve the quality of their lives.

FOOD INTERCEPT

“Love food, hate waste!” Food Waste is undeniably a very big problem in the areas of Coventry and Leamington Spa. Food Intercept aims to tackle this problem, with our current operations involving taking food products that would otherwise be thrown away from our suppliers in the areas, but which are still edible, and delivering them to Emmaus homeless shelter and Leamington Winter Shelter (LWS). Our operations this year also expand to holding a weekly SU stall where we will produce smoothies and sell other food products from the item collected from our suppliers. Know More
The purpose of the project is to  look at the challenges faced within the food cycle as an opportunity to engage our community in addressing wasted natural assets and introduce an element of sustainability within the supply chain. Thus, working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals of Zero Hunger and sustainable communities. Furthermore, the enterprise involves a social dimension, enforced through the donations to the homeless shelters, as the food products are provided, free of charge, to the less fortunate members of our community.

Invictus

Invictus is a Chinese craft project created in January 2018. Our aim is to sell local handmade products and raise money for the children in Guangxi who are suffering from thalassemia. These children must go to the hospital several times a month for a blood transfusion. After that, they also need to take medication to remove the excess iron element from their blood. The whole process is normally too expensive for the families to afford. Know More
After contacting the local charities, we sell handicrafts and knitwork made by local Chinese women, many of which still have the old beautiful meanings: the happiness and love. Our products include the balls made of stripes of silk, the traditional Miao Embroidery, Miao Silver Jewelries and so on. The profits will directly go through a local volunteer organization to subsidize the children with thalassemia.

MY SPARE CHANGE

Our mission at mysparechange.co.uk is to create a new sustainable innovative way for both members of the public and businesses to help their local homeless communities. We aim to break down misconceptions of the homeless and make a real change to their lives by providing them with goods and services that improve their quality of life.

EMOCCO

EMOCCO is an online marketplace for you to rent items during the academic year. The process is simple and is flexible: you find an item you want, you receive it when you want, and you return it at the end of the term. Know More
Alongside supporting students with keeping living costs down by offering cheap rental solutions, we also promote the reduction of waste on our planet. Our goal is to squeeze every drop of useful life from any product, be it a Bicycle, Coffee Machine, or any Electronic Device.