Promises are not meant to be broken. At least, that’s what Chevron Philippines, and its partners AmCham, Northern Star, and DepEd, aimed to prove when it pushed forward to its commitment in providing quality education as part of the Caltex Fuel Your School program.
Following national and regional launches of the Fuel your School (FYS) campaign in Manila, Davao and Bicol, Chevron Philippines recently awarded the participating schools with their chosen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) equipments after the FYS campaign concluded its fuel up donation drive with its 26 participating stations which aimed to raise P3 million.
The P3-million worth of modern learning tools were turned over to several STEM students belonging from the 30 highest-need public high schools in Ilocos and Cordillera regions as selected by the Department of Education (DepEd). Northern Star and Caltex executives turned over laptops, multimedia projectors, calculators, digital microscopes, laboratory equipment and even robotics set during the awarding event. Held at the Plaza Aurora in Laoag City, the ceremony saw the provision to almost 52,000 public high school students and 1,781 of their teachers.
“Caltex Fuel Your School enables us to contribute in the development of the education sector by making modern learning equipment available to STEM students in Northern Luzon. We support the government’s vision of improving the country’s quality of education for us to produce more competitive leaders, particularly in the fields of STEM.”
Caltex FYS beneficiaries were selected by Chevron’s project partners, the DepEd and the American Chamber Foundation of the Philippines based on stringent criteria such as having the highest need public high school students in their enrollment and a sharp focus on STEM learning. Teachers can choose the learning materials they need up to P100,000 in value per school.
Running for the past four years, the Caltex FYS program had gone through several places within the country, which include NCR, Davao, Bicol, and this year, in Northwestern Luzon provinces. Since its Philippine launch in 2015, Caltex FYS has funded almost 120 classroom projects at 118 public high schools in Manila, Davao, Bicol and Ilocos Region.
Caltex Fuel Your School was given such recognition through several awards earned, such as the Silver and Gold Anvil Awards from Public Relations Society of the Philippines, a merit recognition from the coveted Quill Awards, and the American Chamber of Commerce CSR Excellence Awards.