Published on October 6th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Caltex ‘Fuel Your School’ Programme Expands to Fund Classroom Projects in Kelantan and Pahang
For the fifth consecutive year, Chevron Malaysia Limited, which markets the Caltex® brand, continues on its annual Caltex Fuel Your School programme in partnership with MyKasih Foundation. This year, a total sum of RM250,000 has been allocated to support education for public schools based on the specific requests of each classroom to help meet the critical need for classroom funding in various communities where Caltex operates. The programme is also an approach to deliver inspiring classroom sessions for students to further promote the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects, this year in Kelantan and Pahang.
As of last year, Caltex Fuel Your School has funded close to RM 1 million worth of learning materials for classroom projects in six states in Peninsular Malaysia. This year during the entire month of July, Caltex contributed RM 2 for every purchase of RON95 or RON97 using the Caltex JOURNEY® Card at participating Caltex service stations in Kelantan and Pahang. The proceeds raised will be used to fund eligible classroom projects in high-need schools in the form of learning materials for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
This year’s programme reaches out to public schools in Kelantan and Pahang, with a total of 50 classroom projects to be awarded collectively. The selection of projects will be based on the creative and innovative use of the requested project materials which promotes a hands-on learning experience in the classroom and meets the existing classroom’s curriculum objectives.
The Caltex Fuel Your School programme provides teachers with essential tools and resources, including hands-on project materials that often do not receive funding from traditional sources. These tools are critical in igniting students’ interest and understanding of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
MyKasih Foundation has been working hand-in-hand with Chevron Malaysia to determine classroom projects that deserve to be funded through the Fuel Your School program. MyKasih also guides teachers to frame classroom project proposals towards the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
Since its inception in Malaysia in 2012, Caltex Fuel Your School has funded 187 classroom projects in 97 schools and benefited over 60,000 students collectively. The program is part of Chevron’s global “Energy for Learning” initiative which encourages partnerships with local communities, government bodies or non-profit organisations to expand learning opportunities as well as to support the development of both the social and economic vitality of these communities. Fuel Your School has also made a positive impact across the globe in countries such as the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.
For more information about the Caltex Fuel Your School programme, visit www.caltex.com.my/FuelYourSchool.