Business students sell products to raise money for Uganda

Barnsley College Business students are selling products to raise money for women in Uganda.

52 Level 3 Business students are competing in teams to write a marketing plan and sell a diverse range of products as part of their course.

The products including jewellery, laptop bags, oven gloves, pencil cases and clothing have all been manufactured by women in Uganda and are sold in the UK by WaterMade. All of the money raised will be used by the women in Uganda to develop practical enterprising skills whilst generating valuable income and helping to lift them out of poverty.

“To be involved in a project like this has been really enjoyable. Knowing that we’ve had to work collaboratively has improved my team work and communications skills whist supporting others.”

Daniel Barbrooke-Grubb, a current Business student, said: “To be involved in a project like this has been really enjoyable. Knowing that we’ve had to work collaboratively has improved my team work and communications skills whist supporting others.”

Michael Bentley, Tutorial Learning Mentor at Barnsley College said: “The students sold a wide range of products in a market place and it is a fantastic opportunity to take part in activities that enrich an already diverse curriculum.”

Anggakara Narendradhipa, Social Enterprise Specialist at WaterMade added: “In business, failing and trying again is part of the process, so being able to take part in guided process, where students can experience taking products to market through social enterprise is really valuable.”

To find out more about studying Business courses at Barnsley College visit our Business and Management department page, call +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 7th Dec 2016

Originally posted on: 7th Dec 2016