Through Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program which was launched May 25, 2015 in Caltex Mabini station, Caltex will be helping thousands of public high school students in Metro Manila to make their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) projects possible, in anticipation of the needs of incoming Grades 11 and 12 in 2016 for public schools.
Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) announced, “From June 15 to July 15, 2015, we will donate one peso (P1) for every 4-liter fuel purchase made by motorists at participating Caltex stations in Metro Manila. We aim to hit P5 million in this campaign month. The donation will then be turned over to our project partner American Chamber Foundation of the Philippines (ACFP) that is tasked to qualify submitted project proposals as well as the purchase of qualified STEM classroom projects.”
Department of Education of the Philippines as FYS project partner, on the other hand, shortlisted the 33 highest-need public senior high schools in Metro Manila as beneficiaries who were qualified to receive a maximum of PhP 150,000 per school in STEM classroom materials.
DepEd Regional Director for NCR Luz Almeda said, “Caltex Fuel Your School strongly reflects our company’s continued commitment to education. I believe if you take a combination of quality school equipment, passionate teachers, and motivated students, that’s when education becomes very powerful. Through this project, we hope to further empower the teachers and spur the students’ interest to help them excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Almeda adds “This program is a most welcome partnership with Caltex considering that the Philippines is about to implement the senior high school program next year where STEM is given equal importance along with other tracks. The donation answers our need for additional equipment to give adequate training and preparation to our students.”
At least 700 teachers and 9000 students from senior-ready public schools will benefit from the said program.
Science teacher from M. Araullo High School in Manila, Cecilia Santiago shared, “It has been one of my dreams to see my students in a well-equipped laboratory room where they conduct experiments, manipulate the microscopes and discuss their findings. I’m just so glad this can become a reality through Caltex Fuel Your School.”
But aside from supporting the program itself through fueling at Caltex Stations, the public can also help by by viewing and liking their favorite schools’ qualified projects as posted on the Caltex Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CaltexPhilippines or via www.caltexfuelyourschoolph.com . Leaderboard will be updated to show projects that have gained the most to least likes. At the end of the campaign ,top three projects with the most likes will each receive an additional brand new laptop as bonus prize.
The program also encourages social media users to help the schools get their STEM wish list by promoting their projects online through taking selfies and groupies using FYS props and posting them as their Facebook profile photos during the FYS campaign period and sending the FYS PH link so their own FB friends can also vote.
For more information about Caltex Fuel Your School, visit http://www.caltex.com/ph/fuelyourschool or contact the FYS hotline at 399-2505. Vote and help promote a FYS classroom project via Caltex Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CaltexPhilippines.
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