Two years ago they became third. Last year they ended up second. This year, Enactus Tilburg (formarly known as SIFE Tilburg) competes to win the national Enactus competition.
Enactus Tilburg is a student association at Tilburg that wants to create a more sustainable world. Every year they compete in a national competition, which is a showcase of how successful the Dutch Enactus teams are at using business concepts to improve the quality of life for people in need. This year the competition will be held in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht on the 31th of May 2013. The winning team represents the Netherlands in the Enactus World Cup in Mexico.
Enactus Tilburg has many projects to make a difference. For example, the students from Tilburg came across the fact that there is a lack of education in Afghanistan. They started their SHAMS project in Taghai Khoja, a relatively safe village in the North of Afghanistan in 2008. Since then, they have been able to build a school. It turned out there is also a lack of energy, which is why Enactus Tilburg has contributed to building a simple hydroelectric complex to generate renewable energy for more than 300 families.
Another project of Enactus is the Save A Bike Project. By collecting and recycling abandoned bicycles which are repaired by individuals with a distance to the labor market, they satisfy the high demand for cheap and functioning bicycles among higher education students at Tilburg University.