KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., recently announced the six winners of the 2023 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC) Malaysia Finals. This annual event, which fosters business knowledge through practical teamwork exercises and classroom learning, saw twelve teams competing in a local competition after attending a local trade workshop. The regional finals of the 2023 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge will feature six talented students from Malaysia. These students, who emerged as winners in the Malaysia Finals, are set to represent their country with pride.
The first team, MushroFoam DUO from Catholic High School, presented their biodegradable and eco-friendly packaging solution. THE PAPADAM ADDICTS, consisting of students from SMK Convent Green Lane, showcased their innovative biodegradable cling wrap called BioMax Cling. Finally, OrbGuard, comprising students from Global Indian International School, impressed the judges with their toothpaste pill alternative, Oracare – Toothpaste Pills. These six students will now collaborate with participants from other Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) markets at the regional finals, where they will strive to make Malaysia proud.
These six winners will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) markets at the 2023 Asia Pacific International Trade Challenge regional finals in August. This cross-cultural collaboration allows contestants to exchange experiences, gain a global perspective, and brainstorm ideas to achieve a common goal. The Malaysia finals of the FedEx/JA ITC featured eight workshops attended by over 800 students. These workshops aimed to enhance their knowledge of global trade and equip them with skills to develop detailed marketing entry strategies.
Students were challenged to create sustainable alternatives to single-use products for the South African market. This aligns with FedEx’s commitment to “reduce, replace, and revolutionize” business activities to minimize environmental impacts and add value. Tien Long Woon, Managing Director of FedEx Express Malaysia, expressed his delight at the participants’ exceptional level of passion, perseverance, and unwavering fighting spirit. He said, “Their determination serves as an inspiration to us all. We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with JA in organizing the competition, nurturing the next generation of leaders, and equipping them for the dynamic and evolving landscape of tomorrow’s workplace.”
Since 2008, FedEx Express Malaysia and Junior Achievement (JA) have been at the forefront of nurturing young minds through the FedEx/JA ITC. The program has positively impacted more than 8,620 Malaysian students, empowering them with essential knowledge, hands-on experience, and critical business and project management skills. This dedication ensures their development into visionary entrepreneurs ready to tackle the challenges of the modern world.