posts tagged with World

Hands-On Inspiration on World Teacher’s Day

Rhonda-at-FedEx-Terminal.gif What does owning a small transportation business and teaching K-5 at a progressive magnet school have in common?

A lot, according to Disney.

When Disney was looking to improve its Youth Education Services (YES) program—a program offered to students and teachers across the country as a hands-on educational field trip at Disney World—they approached Rhonda Adams. Rhonda is a teacher at the Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages in Little Rock, Ark., who has very successfully incorporated hands-on experiences from her small transportation business into her students’ educational activities. Some of the YES curriculum this year is a direct result of Rhonda’s input, which emphasizes the interconnection of her experiences as a teacher and a small-business owner...

Why I Fly - A FedEx pilot's view on Saving Sight Worldwide with ORBIS

bob-rutherford.jpg ...Over 75% of the pilots of the ORBIS jet are FedEx volunteers. FedEx Express also provides the maintenance and training, and even provided the next generation airplane - an MD10!

I’ve volunteered to use vacation to fly about 50 ORBIS flights all over Asia, Africa and the Middle East. For me, nothing can replace the experience of witnessing an operation and seeing a child get the gift of sight. I just wish that all of our FedEx family could witness these things for themselves. It gives you a whole new perspective on ‘seeing the world!’...

FedEx moves big things…and the Chilean miners' rescue Fenix Capsule is BIG!

Capsule being lowered into the Nelson Crate.jpg How do you move an 800-pound, 14-foot long capsule around the world? Very carefully, that’s how. That was the challenge that FedEx was presented when it was selected as the Official Carrier of the Fénix capsule used to rescue miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile last year as it toured from the U.S. to Canada and Germany.

FedEx transports big things all the time, so we knew from the start it that we could do it. But we were carrying an item (if you can call something that big an item) that is a source of national pride for Chile - and we wanted to give it the best ride possible.

Change Brings New Opportunities

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The business world is changing fast – for instance, did you know that 67% of the world’s population has a mobile phone subscription?  That’s just one example of how success in business is all about taking advantage of opportunities – and change is what creates some of the best.The latest FedEx global advertising campaign, “FedEx Delivers to a Changing World,’ points visitors to a website with intriguing kind of information needed to stay ahead of customers in a fast changing world.