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Oman high school team wins 2020 ‘FedEx Global Possibilities’ award

Oman high school team wins 2020 ‘FedEx Global Possibilities’ award

FedEx recognises student-run businesses that best exhibit the principles of global connectivity

The 2020 ‘FedEx Global Possibilities’ award has been presented to ‘Shatla’, a high-school team from Oman.

The team has set up an online marketplace that connects nurseries and customers. Through their website, the startup, called Shatla, connects customers with detailed information about a specific plant, including its care instructions in multiple languages.

The FedEx Global Possibilities award, an initiative of the logistics giant, recognises student-run businesses that best exhibit the principles of global connectivity.

Shatla (Arabic for ‘seedling’) was selected for “demonstrating innovation, fostering connections to new markets, fueling community development and environmental sustainability.”

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FedEx Express was participating in the 2020 INJAZ Al-Arab, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide Company Program within the activities of its Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Celebration. The program was hosted online this year and attracted more than 100 students from 13 Arab countries.

The 2020 INJAZ Al-Arab Company Program took place from November 1 to December 10. During the program, FedEx team members hosted the ‘FedEx Global Possibilities’ session to share the importance of businesses accessing global markets. Students participating in the Company Program also had the opportunity to compete for the FedEx Global Possibilities award.

“At FedEx, we constantly look for opportunities to inspire, motivate, and empower young people with skills that will help them excel in this rapidly changing business environment,” Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa said.

“We recognise and congratulate the outstanding young entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa region that we’ve had the pleasure to interact with through this program. The INJAZ Al-Arab Company Program connects FedEx with students eager to push their boundaries of innovation and creativity, and has allowed us to share our expertise and industry knowledge,” Muhs added.

FedEx has worked with Junior Achievement Worldwide globally for more than 40 years to help equip students with the right skill sets and provided the necessary guidance to build a successful future for themselves.

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