Students at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE), Yara Mouawad and Suzana Semaan, represented Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) at the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) event in Chantilly, France. The FCSI Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) organized the Student Challenge of 2022 under the theme of Together, Action, Change, Transformation (#TACT2022).
With a focus on sustainability, from May 12 till May 15, participants were involved in a task to provide solid corporate consultancy to promote effectiveness, efficiency, green practices, and social responsibility. After networking with the organizers and other delegates, teams were formed and given a 24-hour period to propose a sustainability plan for a corporation with 9 thousand workers and several Food and Beverage (F&B) outlets. Each team would be presenting to a panel of seven judges from various industries, as well as the attendees of the conference.
The winners were announced at the evening gala, with Yara and the blue team winning the audience-awarded prize, and Suzana and the green team winning that awarded by the jury.
Yara and Suzana’s success at such an international event is a key example of the need for sustainable practices, especially spearheaded by the youth, to mitigate the effects of climate change. The NDU students’ involvement shows that each industry can take the necessary steps forward to implement these practices, a portrayal of social responsibility and conscientiousness.
Congratulations to Yara and Suzana! There is no doubt that you will achieve even greater success in your future. Keep fighting the good fight.