What is SIFE (now Enactus) and What We Have Done?
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What We Have Done
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About SIFE (now Enactus)

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus's leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

Mission Statement:

Create economic value for communities and generate business leaders for the future - SYSU SIFE aims to implement educational and economical promotion projects in the real business environment; create measurable and long-term economic value for people in need; and to help SIFE members grow to the business leaders for the future.

Team Projects:

2004: SYSU SIFE was founded.

2005 - 2006:

"Supermarket of Charity": We worked with local government to operate a supermarket whose profit was used to improve low-income citizen's lives. We helped to establish this supermarket in Haizhu District, trained woman employees and gave some management suggestions too.

"Learn English, Earn more": We trained the woman workers from clothes market to speak English and in this way they can save a lot of money in hiring an interpreter and earn more.

"Guangzhou Embroidery": We hoped to save the diminishing Guangzhou Embroidery Factory in order to save those people who worked in it. We trained the employees to utilize E-commerce in marketing, held Guangzhou Embroider Culture talk to let more people know about it and helped them attend Canton Fair to broaden its market.

2006 - 2007:

"Financial Literacy Training Program": We initiated a drama in which we altered the abstract principles into some daily occasions, and all the roles were played by the students themselves.

"Personal Finance Training Lecture": We created a channel for the senior university students to communicate with the expertise from AIA and ICBC on practical financial knowledge.

"Handa factory project": We helped the staff of the factory to improve existing business through free enterprise education; created more economic opportunities for HD-affected people and their children; and helped them regain dignities and integrate into society.

2007 - 2009:

"Usao","Community Service of the Retired","Entrepreneur Training to Unemployees", "EOP", "Nanan Economic Development","Bridge"

"Green Art Xiaozhou Village": Help the local villagers benefit from the fruit trees by reorganizing and managing their field resources; Increase income for the local villagers; Co-create a model which stimulates more consuming, Cultivates cooperation and healthy competition amongst the small businesses of the local; Bring up people¡¯s awareness of protecting the environment of Xiaozhou village.

2009 - 2010:

"Green-ing": It¡¯s very necessary that we should empower Ningzhifeng Company to do it by itself later on. We have just visited the factory of Ningzhifeng Company which is dealing with the whole process of recycling. We found that the capacity is much higher than they need. The main cause is the shortage of recycle amount. That is to say, if a factory lacks raw materials critically, they couldn¡¯t do anything even though they have enough machines and workers.

"Magic Fish Program": Team members try to establish a stable bridge among the fishermen, the local government and the large local agricultural trade markets. We help the fisherfolk rebuild the local brand which was not advertised and used completely. We hope to help them boost earnings by promoting brand value. They also guide the fisherfolk to take advantage of the idle fishponds in winter, farm and sell a kind of pastures with high nutrition - ryegrass. We take cattle farms, rabbit warrens and other kinds of animal farms as the first markets. The members also provide the fisherfolk ryegrass seeds and business skills training and hope to get the outcome both of profit and sense of business on the target audiences - fisherfolk.

"Nazhou Fabric Nature": We aim at setting up a business which the unemployed women can operate on their own. We integrate the skills provided by the unemployed women as well as the creativity of local designers. Through the above-the-line and below-the-line sales channels, we successfully sell the products produced by the unemployed women. Moreover, we promote our brand, Fabric Nature, through blog, on-line forums and any other popular on-line resources, so that we will be able to build up our own brand within years.

2010 - 2011:

"Counter-Strike Play": We attempt to help these veterans to pursue a better life by preparing them for the setup of their own business-to provide Counter-Strike Play service. Just like in live wargames, customers, dressed up as terrorists or police, will be grouped into two opposing parties and will use fake guns to defeat each other under instructions of the veterans. The program will be run through cooperation with popular resorts.

"Gecko Breeding": Gecko is a precious Chinese medicine which has anti-tumor effects and is in great demand. This program intends to introduce to these fishermen the market potential, basic knowledge and feasible skills of gecko breeding, and help them find the sales network.The project team has already found the suppliers and buyers, and several fishermen are willing to join the program.

"Cantonese Opera Artists": Most Cantonese opera artists only get a basic and low income, mainly because their target audiences (almost confined on the olds), wouldn¡¯t like to spend a lot on it.We plan to start with two artists and an opera troupe, through which we could get a clear understanding about the real lives of opera artists. Then, we would try to establish or improve relevant business models like public or private performance, training class, radio program, etc. We plan to first increase these TAs¡¯ income as well as improve their living condition.