New Delhi: FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, together with t/GELF Junior Achievement (JA) India, launched the first FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge Competition for India. The competition recognizes student-run businesses that best exhibit the principles of global connectivity.
Taking place from May to July 2021, the phased competition featured a series of virtual workshops attracting more than 450 students from 25 schools across India. The workshops included interactive learning sessions, inspirational talks, and interactions with mentors from FedEx, tGELF/JA India, and industry experts addressing logistics, finance, and global trade.
The three student teams identified to participate at the regional level are Springdales School, New Delhi, Learning Paths School, Mohali and Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai, and will represent India in the Asia Pacific International Trade Challenge Competition in August.
Mohamad Sayegh, Vice President, India Operations for FedEx Express said, “Congratulations to all the young entrepreneurs who challenged themselves to develop and present business ideas that capture the needs of customers in India, and around the world. We’ve had the pleasure to interact with amazing young people from across the nation to inspire, motivate, and empower them to excel in this rapidly changing business environment. The International Trade Challenge fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and business skills of Indian students, while supporting the development of creative business ideas through practical, workable business proposals.”
Maziar Sabet, President and CEO of JA Asia Pacific said, “I am grateful that for the first time ever, and despite a global pandemic, we were able to extend the opportunity to our young entrepreneurs in India to compete in the 15th iteration of the ITC Asia Pacific competition. Our students in India showed a great deal of resilience and remained undaunted. Entrepreneurship is about leadership, and our students in India displayed it in abundance!”