The ENACTUS team from Tai Solarin University of Education has just been pronounced winner of the just concluded 2021 national competition held as virtual and live streaming event between Wednesday, 4th of August to Thursday, 5th of August, 2021.
Themed Enabling Social Impact for the Greater Good, the 2021 ENACTUS Nigeria national competition saw eight different teams from different tertiary institutions in the country qualified to compete at the opening round of the second edition of the ENACTUS Nigeria online national competition which held over a two-day period and over three stages.
Six of the teams advanced to the semi-final round of competition, from where only 4 teams from Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi; Ahmaddu Bello University, Kaduna State Polytechnic and Tai Solarin University of Education proceeded to the final round of the competition.
At the end of the keenly-contested contest, the ENACTUS team from Tai Solarin University of Education emerged as the overall winner of the competition with two of its innovative projects, namely: P’Pal and Fibban.
P’Pal seeks to replace plastics materials with fibers extracted from banana stems. These innovative pads come in two forms: the reusable and the disposable, that are both directed towards eradicating plastics in menstrual products. In comparison with the conventional sanitary pad that takes over 400 years to degrade, this plastic-free sanitary pad degrades in only three months. Fibban also tackles the issue of plastic materials associated with packaging of products through its innovative bag made from banana fibers as well.
The team from Tai Solarin University of Education will represent Nigeria at the ENACTUS World Cup competition that is scheduled to hold later in October at Netherlands. This final competition would features the participation of teams from 34 countries around the globe.
Each team would presents their projects of entrepreneurial action that have the momentum to create new careers, spark business innovation and deliver fresh energy for social impact.
By: Abidemi Oguntunji