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KMC’s Enactus Society Will Teach How To Make Edible Utensils

by Team FUCCHA

 

Enactus is a non-profit international organisation that has its roots in a number of institutions across the world. Enactus KMC's conception took place in April 2016. Despite its late arrival in the network, it acted swiftly in order to ensure a steady place within the Enactus family- coming up with innovative entrepreneurial projects to help effect change in society. We, at Enactus KMC, have worked with the women of Sapera Basti to make scarves and find them employment as our pilot project, Dor, which was a resounding success. Following that, we came up with a unique way of tackling the problem of plastic disposal- Project Patradya. 

 

 

The project led by its Project Head, Ishita Gupta, works in association with the Afghan refugees in Bhogul, Delhi, and is called Patradya- Patra (utensils) + Adya (Edible). We make edible utensils in order to effectively destroy the monopoly of plastic disposable utensils and society's dependence on it- all in order to save the weight of the ever-increasing mountain of garbage on the delicate ecology of our planet while providing sustainable employment to our community, the Afghan women. Our association with ACCESS NGO serves as a facilitator between us and the community.

 

At Enactus KMC, our aim has been to work towards the betterment of socially and economically marginalised communities. The Afghan refugee community not only faces social exclusion due to language and cultural barriers, but also experiences an acute shortage of viable employment opportunities. The ladies of the community are very welcoming, kind, and extremely enthusiastic about working on the project. They picked up the required baking skills in the initial workshops and by the fourth visit, they could not only make the bowls on their own but also package and label them.

 

 

In addition to teaching the ladies the production process for making these edible bowls, we aim to impart financial literacy and business management skills so that they can eventually run the project as an independent business enterprise. Our final vision is to make these ladies independent and self-sufficient in every aspect of the enterprise- right from establishing collaborations and accounting to the final distribution and delivery of the product.

 

 

For Patradya, we aim to diversify our products in terms of flavour and venture into the production of spoons, forks, and plates. We at EnactusKMC aim high with our projects and hope that our perseverance and involvement with our communities goes a long way in establishing a secure future for them. The ultimate honour of being associated with a project so noble drives us to work hard each day, no matter the hurdles.

 

 

Currently led by a group of third year students, pursuing differenr courses in the college ranging from English, Economics to B.Com, the society is supervised by Mr. T Ravi Kumar, who is the staff convenor and guides the students in administering the projects. 

 

Enactus KMC currently led by the President, Mansha Siraj and the Vice President Aastha Sethi envisions to achieve a safe, sustainable and impactful livelihoodhood generating business opportunity for every socially excluded community it targets. 

 

 

For further details on the projects, please visit the official website: www.enactuskmc.org 

 

 

 

 

 

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KMC’s Enactus Society Will Teach How To Make Edible Utensils

by Team FUCCHA

  Enactus is a non-profit international organisation that has its roots in a number of institutions across the world. Enactus KMC's conception took place in April 2016. Despite its late arrival in the network, it acted swiftly in order to ensure a steady place within the Enactus family- coming up with innovative entrepreneurial projects to help effect change in society. We, at Enactus KMC, have worked with the women of Sapera Basti to make scarves and find them employment as our pilot project, Dor, which was a resounding success. Following that, we came