Three student teams from India—S Springdales School, New Delhi, Learning Paths School, Mohali and Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai will represent India in the Asia Pacific International Trade Challenge Competition in August.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) together with t/GELF Junior Achievement (JA) India, had launched the first FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge Competition for India to recognize 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.
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.”