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Three Indian Student Teams Selected for the Asia Pacific Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Competition

Over 450 students participated in the Indian FedEx / Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Competition

India, Mumbai, July 12, 2021 – 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.

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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!”

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee¹.

 About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. With annual revenue of $84 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively, and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 570,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit about.fedex.com.  

About tGELF/Junior Achievement India

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF)/Junior Achievement India is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 and administrators of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a US-based not-for-profit. We seek to nurture 21st-century leadership and entrepreneurial skills rooted in ethics, altruism, and decisiveness in young individuals pan India age 10+ through unique, interactive, and progressive curricula and programs. The programs enable students to not only acquire an entrepreneurial mindset but also activate start-up skills to become job creators and agents of change. An annual youth fest called Harmony is hosted each year to identify potential leadership and honor today’s youth for their outstanding acts of community service, lending voice to action, and bringing positive change in our communities.  To date, tGELF/JA India has impacted more than 3 million students and youth across India and overseas. For more information please visit www.tgelf.org

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