Caltex's corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Fuel Your School” is going to Northwest Luzon, more specifically in La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Benguet, and Mt. Province. The petroleum corporation has pledged to donate P1 for every liter of fuel purchase in the 26 participating stations in the said region from June 1 to July 31, 2018.
The fuel-to-donate CSR initiative aims to help students in public high schools boost their knowledge and skills in Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering, and wishes to raise P3 million which will be donated to the highest-need public high schools in the region, chosen by the Department of Education (DepEd).
Program announcement was made this month at the Mall of Asia, and was signed by the three partners: Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), Northern Star Energy Corporation, and American Chamber Foundation Philippines (ACF). Northern Star will be leveraging 26 of its stations in the region, and will also directly donate P1.5 million to the project, while ACF will screen the projects and equipment acquisition dependent on school's proposal.
The Caltex “Fuel Your School” won the Gold Anvil Award last March 2018. The Gold Anvil Award is the highest individual award given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).
“By supporting highest-need public high schools, Caltex contributes to honing competitive graduates who will positively impact our economy. Supporting education and improving learning of students inspires us to grow bigger as a business.”
This is the fourth edition of Caltex Fuel Your School program following successful runs in Metro Manila, Davao, and Bicol. Over the years, a total of P11 million had been raised, and this fund was used in purchasing digital microscopes, multimedia projectors, laptops, calculators, and various laboratory apparatuses.