FEDEX RECEIVED JA AMERICAS "TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AWARD"

FedEx is the winner of the 2018 JA Americas Transforming Education Award, the maximum recognition that JA gives to its partners at the regional level. FedEx received the recognition for its ongoing support over the last 10 years to the JA Americas Company of the Year Competition, allowing JA impact the lives of thousands of young people in the region.

Rakesh Shalia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications of FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, received the award in Miami.

Rakesh Shalia, Vice President of Marketing and Communications of FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, received the award in Miami.

The JA Americas Transforming Education Award started in 2015, as a way to recognize those regional partners that allow JA scale its impact across the region through innovation and demonstrated commitment to JA mission. Citi Foundation, MasterCard and Scotiabank are former recipients of the recognition.

"We are delighted to recognize FedEx for its outstanding support to the Latin American and Caribbean region, through our JA Company of the Year Competition" said Leo Martellotto, President of JA Americas. "Thanks to FedEx, hundreds of young students have access to a unique educational experience each year, where they meet other cultures, learn about entrepreneurship and improve their skills to succeed in the jobs of the future."

FedEx have been title sponsor of the JA Company of the Year Competition in the Americas during its 10 editions, helping JA to honor the students who represent the more than one million young people benefited each year in the region. FedEx also supports the JA Company of the Year Competition in all six JA regions across the globe.

Gabriel Villalobo