By Diana Gorostieta Martinez

ACC Ascender intern, Diana Martinez, was part of a group of ENACTUS students who participated in a Research Project on August 25th to help the Kids Prosper Kids Organization learn more about the education and culture in Ghana to help students prosper in their own country. Kids Prosper Kids (KPK) is a student-driven, non-profit organization that is breaking chains of both entitlement and poverty at a local and global level.

Martinez, an ACC 2018 Ascender graduate, had the opportunity to be part of the Enactus organization at Texas State University, where she is currently on track to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in 2021. She was interviewed and received the Research Chair Position for the KPK project.

“My main goal was to guide, lead, and work with my team by gathering high-quality information through the university databases. Our research was meant to help other teams such as International, Social Media, and Web Management with relevant and current information they could use to promote and create awareness of Kids Prosper Kids. We gained insight into factors that affect students in Ghana and the current industries that will help students pursue a career field of their choice in growing industries,” commented Martinez.  

Thanks to the Texas State ENACTUS, Texas State students of all majors were able to apply what they have learned by giving back not only to their community, but to help students in another country. 

Enactus is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1600 university campuses in 40 countries. Enactus offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.

Texas State Enactus is one of the leading collegiate teams within the United States. Enactus has been helping others achieve their dreams through free enterprise education for more than 25 years. Today, Enactus is the world’s prominent and largest university-based free enterprise organization.

 If you would like to learn more about Enactus please visit the Enactus website,, or contact Sam Walton Fellow, Vicki West at or 512-245-3224, Enactus President, Summer Phillips at or 409-457-0357, or or 512-701-8945

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