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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UMC Enactus: Second Annual Clean Water Dinner is Feb. 12

  • Club seeks to provide clean water for developing countries.
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  •     A project designed to provide clean water for developing countries is in its second year at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
        The Clean Water for Everyone Dinner, which helps to fund this UMC Enactus project, is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Tickets for the dinner are $25 and may be purchased by contacting a member of Enactus or the Business Department office at 281-8176.
        The evening will include musical performances by student talent and the dinner features Greek Chicken served on a bed of wild rice provided by Sodexo Dining Services. This year's Enactus team will debut their new donor levels and recognize those in the Crookston area who helped make providing clean water a reality.
    Background
        The Clean Water for Everyone initiative was established to help provide access to clean water in third world countries. The project has already helped people access clean water in the countries of Nepal and Nigeria.  In Nepal, SIFE is funding a water pump station for a boarding school. The system pumps water out of a river, filters it, and then supplies the clean water to the school. Proceeds from the 2012 dinner helped fund the two bore holes near Amai College with a second at the Amai Nursery and Primary school in  Ajangbadi, Ojo, local government of Nigeria.
        The mission of UMC Enactus, formerly Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), is to educate, inspire, and reinvest in our community while expanding our minds in the ever changing global business world. The global non-profit organization active in more than 40 countries, encourages students to work in partnership with business and higher education where they are challenged to develop community outreach projects including: free market economics, personal success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business ethics, sustainability, and environmental sustainability.To learn more about Enactus, visit enactus.org/who-we-are/our-story.
        The UMC Enactus team is advised by Sam Walton Fellows Kenneth Johnson, instructor in the Business Department and Courtney Bergman, lecturer in the Business Department.

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