It was not an easy competition to start with – beginning at the school level, it proceeded to the state level, and then national and international. Each contestant is randomly paired with another contestant from a different country. This is the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (ITC), an annual competition organised by JA Asia Pacific and sponsored by FedEx Express.
Its aim? To nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and business skills of students.
Shamita Sheetal represented Malaysia. She was up till 1am in her hotel room the night before the competition last August, practising and going through as many details as she ...
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