JA Worldwide and BASF announce Young Voices for a Sustainable Future
Innovation Challenge for a Just Transition
With climate change being one of the most urgent challenges facing society, BASF has launched a partnership with JA Worldwide and eight JA member nations to encourage young people to contribute to a just transition and a sustainable future. Today, young people make up over 40% of the world’s population. With a profound shift toward a greater emphasis on building sustainability in all facets of life: the economy, the environment, and in society, we are obligated to actively engage young people in this dynamic transformation. Through this collaboration, BASF joins JA in its abiding belief that youth must play a central role now as we build a just and sustainable future.
FWD Group partners with JA Asia Pacific to educate minds and spark dreams through financial literacy and social innovation
January 26, 2022
FWD Group (“FWD”), a pan-Asian life insurance company, is supporting a new programme that aims to promote financial inclusion and empower young people across the Asia Pacific region. JA SparktheDream, developed by Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JA Hong Kong) together with FWD, begins by acquainting young students with essential financial literacy skills and concepts. But it goes further than just imparting knowledge – it also reinforces concepts through engaging games and invites young people to work with their parents and peers to imagine how they can apply this knowledge for social good.
Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Winners of the 15th Annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Announced
60 of the region’s future entrepreneurs from ten AMEA markets compete
August 13, 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China, Aug 13, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific, announced the winners of the 15th annual FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) finals. The competition expanded to Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) and for the first time, included participants from India and Indonesia joining the competition.
The 15th edition of the competition drew students from ten AMEA markets - Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam. The AMEA finalists had already won through local market competitions fending off more than 4,000 other aspiring student entrepreneurs.
Despite the pandemic and specifically how it has impacted societies, the student teams of two were tasked with creating a market entry strategy for a physical product to the United Kingdom that will enable people to recover from or overcome the impact.
Promising Future for Asian Entrepreneurship as the Winners of the 14th Annual FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge Competition Announced
52 of the Region’s Brightest Students compete at the FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Competition
March 04, 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China, Mar 4, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific, announced the student winners of the 2020-2021 edition of its annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific Competition. The students presented their ideas during three days of intense competition in front of a panel of the region’s business leaders. This year, student teams of two were tasked with creating a market entry strategy for a mental wellbeing product in South Africa. The winning team was The Breakfast Club comprising Chloe Jazzy Lau from Hong Kong SAR and Aljo Benedicto from the Philippines for their idea to create a biometrics sensor powered by a smart app to detect anxiety attacks.
The winners won out of a group of 52 high school student finalists representing nine Asia Pacific markets (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam) competing in the event. The FedEx / JA ITC competition was held entirely virtually for the first time in its 14-year history due to the ongoing pandemic. The finalists had already won through local market competitions fending off more than 2,900 other aspiring student innovators......
Student Entrepreneurs from Across Asia Pacific Set to Compete at 14th Annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals
February 25, 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China, Feb 25, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced that the Asia Pacific Finals of its annual youth entrepreneurship competition, the FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC), will take place virtually from March 1 to 3. The competition, which fosters entrepreneurship and international business acumen in secondary school students, will continue uninterrupted in a virtual format to ensure students continue benefiting from this valuable learning opportunity while staying safe during the pandemic.
This year, 52 high school students, aged 14 to 20, representing nine Asia Pacific markets will compete in the Asia Pacific Finals. Over a period of seven months, the competition drew more than 2,900 aspiring student innovators from across the region to create market entry strategies for a variety of products and services for their respective local challenges. The finalists comprise the local market winners from China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The virtual format of the competition has attracted a broad panel of influential judges from around Asia Pacific, ranging from venture capitalists to founders of successful startups, all of whom will also provide guidance and advice to the young entrepreneurs during the competition. These include:...