Pies, Polaroids, and micro-enterprises

image of poloroidsOne of the fun bootcamp challenges GreenHouse students took part in this term was a micro-enterprise challenge: They were given $5 and three hours to see how they could create value for the World University Services of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program at St. Paul’s, which funds one or two student refugees per year to live here.

two girls getting pied in the face girl laughing after being pied in the face

A student selling baked goodsSeveral teams got together and came up with some amusing ways to raise funds. There was a Pie-in-the-face team, made up of Greg Szabo, Devina Lookman, and Jack Song. This team got the most laughs as they recruited St. Paul’s Principal Rick Myers and GreenHouse Director Tania Del Matto to “receive” the pies. They also raised the most.

Principal Rick after being Pied in the face

Other teams included a Polaroid Photo at Community Dinner team, made up of Ben Kovacs, Cherie Wai, Nicholas Smith, and Christine To, and a Bake Sale team, made up of Sara Velasquez and Guy Brodsky. All together, the teams made $175 to go towards the Student Refugee Program, and became adept at setting up a micro-enterprise with little seed money and time. But don’t take our word for it; here are some photos and videos showing the great team spirit these students achieved.

group of students posing with a flamingo

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