To kick things off, the company has allocated a total sum of RM250,000 to the campaign which aims to fund eligible classroom projects in a bid to deliver inspiring classroom sessions for students to further promote the learning of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
This year, the campaign will be reaching out to public schools in Malacca and Negeri Sembilan, with a total of 50 classroom projects to be awarded, split equally between schools in both states. The projects will be selected based on the creativity and innovative use of requested project materials that aim to promote a hands-on learning experience in the classroom, which also meets the existing classrooms curriculum objectives.
“Following up on last year’s success, we believe one of the most significant indicators of social progress is education, and we hope our ongoing efforts via the Fuel Your School campaign will continue to provide an equal self-development with proper classroom facilities for students in high need schools – to enhance a better learning environment,” said Chevron Malaysia Limited’s Country Chairman, Shahid Ahmed.
The Caltex Fuel Your School campaign is part of Chevron’s global “Energy for Learning” initiative and have been working hand-in-hand with the MyKasih Foundation, who helps determine classroom projects that deserve to be funded through the campaign. They also consult teachers and help ensure classroom project proposals are scaled towards STEM subjects.
“The public can do their part to support the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign. With every purchase of any petrol using the Caltex JOURNEY Card at participating Caltex service stations in Malacca and Negeri Sembilan, RM2 will be pledged to the classroom projects for public schools in Malacca and Negeri Sembilan from October 15 to November 14,” added Ahmed.