Mumbai, India (PressExposure) October 09, 2009 -- The SIFE World Cup is a keenly-contested annual business competition organized by SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) - an international organization that encourages students to evolve sustainable economic solutions for the community. The participants of the SIFE World Cup are National Champions from their respective countries, chosen after two rounds of competition in each country. Teams present their community projects to a jury consisting of established business leaders and are evaluated on a set of seven criteria ranging from market economics to sustainability.
The Alpha SIFE teamâs high-impact programs on seaweed cultivation for tsunami-hit fisher-folk and tomato pulping for deprived tomato farmers helped create meaningful and sustainable businesses for livelihood in these communities. The immense success of these projects was presented by a team of 5 students from the Alpha Arts & Science College at the SIFE World Cup event, thus earning them the coveted first runners-up place with Egypt being declared winner.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Keshav R Murugesh - CEO and President, Syntel Inc. and Chairman, SIFE India said, âSIFE is a powerful programme which provides an opportunity to several young students across India to make a meaningful contribution to various communities; they impart hands on knowledge and change their lifestyles for a better tomorrow. This victory is special not just for the Alpha SIFE team who made a significant contribution to the community but more to the thousands of lives they have impacted through their well-executed projects. â