Harrow International School Bangkok students have been showcasing their entrepreneurial skills at the Junior Achievement Company Program, with two teams from the school entering and both reaching the finals.
This is a highly-competitive event in which teams from schools around the country start up their own student-led business enterprises.
Both teams developed innovative products from recycled materials: Kasca’s product was a stand for electronic devices which doubled as a desktop organiser made from a material produced from waste rice husks, and Cacster produced a decorative Cactus-shaped coaster set made using recycled rubber.
During the final, on 11th December, both Harrow Bangkok teams did exceptionally well, with Kasca finishing an overall second place nationally and taking the award for most innovative product, and Cacster receiving the prize for the most charitable company. Companies were judged on a number of areas including a panel interview, a TV commercial, as well as their performance at the JA Trade Fair. Throughout the competition, students developed a sound practical understanding of business as well as their ability to overcome challenges, problem solve and function cohesively as a team.