By Wail Abdelhamid Amroune – Campus Director
This year, Wail Abdelhamid Amroune A 3rd Year medical student organized the first ever Hult Prize On Campus Program at the University Of Ferhat Abbas Setif 1 in Algeria . His entire team was energetic and motivated to engage the community to embark upon the social entrepreneurship revolution in Algeria.
The Hult Prize is a game-changing platform that identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Each year, the Hult Prize issues a big bold challenge aligned with a large market opportunity meant to inspire and enable the world’s brightest minds to solve its greatest problems. The teams who competed in Ferhat Abbas Setif 1 presented solutions to this year case challenge on Empowering the Earth: Bold Businesses for a Better Planet.
Social entrepreneurship promotes a fair and synergized society by facing social issues and by means of their social mission to try to achieve a lasting sustainable impact rather than merely maximizing profits. Social enterprises must be seen as a positive force because change agents offer leading innovation for social needs. Social entrepreneurship starts at the lowest level, it is often overlooked and it deserves much more attention from both academic theorists and policymakers. This is especially important in developing countries and welfare states that are faced with increasing financial stress.
As a Campus Director, I learned how to solve problems, be more organized, be prepared for incidentals and how to manage and work with a team. In this case, my organizing committee that was very helpful and a stronger friendship was developed! I am so thankful to all of them as well as the Hult Prize teams which were more than 133 teams on our first ever event. I can say those were my biggest challenges. Although I struggled to juggle through the Hult Prize experience and my university work at the same time, I can say all of that gave me a lot of strength and experience.
EASOM ; the team who won the OnCampus round of the Hult Prize at UFAS1 2019 had a game-changing socially innovative idea for Algeria and the rest of the world. EASOM has presented new geopolymer materials for the construction industry aiming to replace a wide range of products ( ceramics, bricks and any hydraulic binder ( ciment , placter ) ).
It was difficult but not impossible!