It’s not often you see social services, business admin, office admin, and carpentry students working side-by-side on a project. But such was the case Friday, Nov. 25, at Riverview Home in Riverton.
Modeled after an award-winning project completed by the Enactus NSCC Pictou Campus at Roots for Youth in New Glasgow in 2017, Enactus Pictou Campus spent the day building a greenhouse at Riverview Home in an effort to address food insecurity, mental health, and productive employment.
Gina Fagan is the faculty advisor for the local Enactus club. Enactus, she explains is a volunteer group that strives to accomplish the 17 goals of the United Nations, including addressing issues like poverty and food insecurity.
“We look for projects that we can do as a group that better the community,” Fagan said. “It gives students volunteer experience and entrepreneurial experience.”
To help fund the project, Enactus student members organized a fundraiser in the spring of 2022 that involved selling paper tulips which included an acknowledgment of loved ones and were displayed throughout the campus. This event was to bring awareness to the project and encourage volunteers to get involved.
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