The Philippine representatives to the 2019 JA Asia Pacific Competition bagged FedEx Access Award for their eco-friendly multi-purpose bags made of waste wood fibers and recycled textiles.
Team Terra bested 19 student companies from 13 markets including Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
Sponsored by FedEx Express, the signature FedEx Access Award celebrates the power of global connectivity and the next generation of innovators who deliver commercial and social possibilities through innovative business ideas.
“In today’s globalized world, entrepreneurial young minds need the opportunities and guidance to realize their full potential,” said FedEx Express Asia Pacific president Karen Reddington.
Reddington continued, “The FedEx Access Award aims to support and equip them with the right mindset, business skills, and passion to one day connect with the rest of the world. FedEx is committed to revitalizing and supporting the growth of future entrepreneurs and is delighted to be part of valuable programs such as the JA Company Program in Asia Pacific.”
JA Asia Pacific is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. It aims to empower the youth to benefit from the region’s economic development and to create a positive impact in their lives and communities.
“What I look forward to the most at each year’s Company of the Year competition is to experience the students’ enthusiasm and excitement. I am always thrilled to meet these bright young people and hear the inspiring business ideas they bring,” said JA Asia Pacific president Vivian Lau.
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