Enterprising DIT Students Raise €250,000 for Charity


DIT students have raised over €250,000 for charities in Ireland and abroad as a result of project work they undertook while studying entrepreneurship. The projects included organising gala dinners, charity auctions, table quizzes, concerts and various other fundraising activities.

The projects were organised by teams of students from DIT Marketing and Information Technology degree programmes. According to module co-ordinator and lecturer, Niall Hayes, the idea behind the projects is to create an enterprise culture where the students get to devise and implement a business plan with a social entrepreneurial emphasis. “The students learnt a great deal from this project and really did an excellent job. The projects that they were involved with raised substantial funds and awareness for charity while applying business skills such as Leadership, Planning, Organising, Networking, Sales, Financial Management and Marketing and PR, “ he said.

The charities that benefited from the students work included, The Soul of Haiti Foundation, HGC Orphanage (The Philippines), Temple Street Hospital, The Stewart Mangan Appeal, Women’s Aid, Focus Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society.

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