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Students inspire entrepreneurship in Peru

Marketing Management students from Ted Rogers School of Management Pavneet Sandhu and Jordan Hanna

A remote village in Peru now benefits from an organic garden and food business that Ryerson business students helped develop.

Pavneet Sandhu and Jordan Hanna went to Pisac to help the local school turn its fledgling garden into a profitable business. The Marketing Management students from Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management provided mentorship to the local school, and conducted workshops in marketing and financial literacy. Now almost two years later, the garden employs five graduates from the local Peruvian school, is home to a café and supplies six local restaurants.

The Ryerson students received valuable experience through their work on Project Sacred Valley as well as achieving their goals of creating jobs and a sustainable cash flow for the business. Recently, those results paid further dividends for them. They won the Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge organized by the Central Region of Enactus, a national non-profit student group dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and community building.

At Ryerson, students receive the support they need to learn key career skills and benefit communities around the world.

Learn more about another Enactus Ryerson project – Project Pura, external link – that has just been named the 2017 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge, external link National Champion by Enactus Canada, the country’s largest student leadership development organization.

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