Wex­ford stu­dents to rep­re­sent Ire­land in the US

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

TWO county Wex­ford stu­dents will rep­re­sent Ire­land in the United States of Amer­ica at the En­ac­tus World Cup as part of the Dublin City Univer­sity (DCU) team.

Ter­ence Rooney from Gorey is Chair­man of the En­ac­tus DCU team and Ais­ling Fa­gan from Wex­ford town will also be a part of the group, hav­ing been elected as vice pres­i­dent of the DCU stu­dent union.

The team trav­elled to Sil­i­con Val­ley in Cal­i­for­nia and will present their projects on the in­ter­na­tional stage to­day (Tues­day), un­til Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

The projects that they will present in­clude Threads, a pro­ject that em­pow­ers peo­ple seek­ing asy­lum in Ire­land through the up-cy­cling of un­wanted jeans to cre­ate cus­tomised denim cloth­ing; GiveBack.ie, a chrome ex­ten­sion that di­rects a por­tion of money spent in on­line re­tail­ers to­wards tack­ling home­less­ness; and Sec­ond Scoop, a pro­ject that pro­vides work ex­pe­ri­ence, training and men­tor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to peo­ple seek­ing asy­lum in Ire­land through a mo­bile pop-up ice cream ven­dor, tar­get­ing cor­po­rate, so­cial and ed­u­ca­tional events.

The En­ac­tus pro­gramme brings to­gether stu­dents, aca­demics and busi­ness lead­ers who are com­mit­ted to us­ing the power of en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­tion to solve chal­lenges in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Ear­lier this year, En­ac­tus DCU was crowned the 2018 En­ac­tus Ire­land Na­tional Cham­pi­ons. When in Cal­i­for­nia, the DCU team will show­case the three projects that they hope will see them fight off com­pe­ti­tion from 35 coun­tries.

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