Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Caltex Fuel Your School Programme creates positive impact for over 10,000 students



Caltex (aka Chevron Malaysia) has successfully completed its annual Caltex Fuel Your School programme (“Caltex FYS”) in partnership with MyKasih Foundation. This year, this Corporate Social Responsibility programme has benefited over 10,000 students collectively in both Pahang and Kelantan schools.  


In its fifth consecutive year, Caltex FYS continues to support teacher and students by ensuring high need schools get the opportunity of quality education via enhanced learning materials and resources. Caltex FYS 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, out of 49 classroom projects funded for Pahang and Kelantan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Raub, Pahang and SMK Tanjong Lumpur, Pahang struck the most wins.

Throughout July 2016 to October 15, 2016, 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.

A total sum of RM250,000 worth of funds were generated and used to fund eligible classroom projects in high-need schools in the form of learning materials for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

From the RM250,000 funds raised, RM18,000 was awarded to students from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chung Ching, Kuantan under the MyKasih ‘Love My School’ student bursary programme. Through this, daily school meals and learning materials for students will be supported for one year in 2017.

Hopefully this fabulous effort by Caltex creates a generation of students that would be at the forefront of science and technology here in Malaysia. Even if these may only be small steps but let's look at it as growth towards a total picture. Awareness is a good first step. And this is could be an eye opener to the students from these schools in rural Malaysia. 

PRESS RELEASE
Caltex Fuel Your School Programme creates positive impact for over

10,000 students


From L-R:
Encik Abdullah Sani Bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Chief Assistant Director, Human Development Sector, State Education Department of Pahang
Shahid Ahmed, Country Chairman, Chevron Malaysia Limited
Puan Siti Khairon Shariff, Trustee of MyKasih Foundation
Encik Azhar Ismail, Deputy District Education Officer, District Education Office of Kuala Krai, Kelantan

Kuantan, November 22, 2016 — Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the retail brand Caltex®,

successfully completed its annual Caltex Fuel Your School programme (“Caltex FYS”) in partnership with

MyKasih Foundation, this year benefiting over 10,000 students collectively in both Pahang and Kelantan

schools. In its fifth consecutive year, Caltex FYS continues to support teacher and students by ensuring

high need schools get the opportunity of quality education via enhanced learning materials and resources.

Caltex FYS is also an approach to deliver inspiring classroom sessions for students to further promote the

learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

“At Chevron, we believe that education is extremely important for an individual and the community as it

provides the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in life. The Caltex Fuel Your School programme

aims to do just that, by partnering with local communities, governments and non-profit groups to expand

learning opportunities and support social and economic development, which is part of Chevron’s global

“Energy for Learning Initiative”, said Chevron Malaysia Limited’s Country Chairman, Shahid Ahmed.


He continued by saying, “I would like to applaud everyone’s effort, including our partner, MyKasih

Foundation for making Caltex FYS this year yet another success and hope that we continue to benefit more

students and teachers in more states.”

This year, out of 49 classroom projects funded for Pahang and Kelantan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan

(Tamil) Raub, Pahang and SMK Tanjong Lumpur, Pahang struck the most wins.

“I believe in empowering students and encouraging fun learning. As soon as I heard of the Caltex Fuel Your

School programme, I encouraged the teachers here to work together in putting a proposal for the benefit of

the school and the students. Having won the project funds, we are now able to improve our computer lab

and support the development of autonomous robotics software and accelerate the learning of our

engineering module. We are all so thankful for this opportunity, but more importantly, the students have

been given a motivational boost to learn,” expressed Mickey Koh Meng Fei, a STEM Volunteer

from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Raub, who helped to coordinate the classroom project

submissions for the teachers.

Throughout July 2016 to October 15, 2016, 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.

A total sum of RM250,000 worth of funds were generated and used to fund eligible classroom projects in

high-need schools in the form of learning materials for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

subjects.

From the RM250,000 funds raised, RM18,000 was awarded to students from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan

(Cina) Chung Ching, Kuantan under the MyKasih ‘Love My School’ student bursary programme. Through

this, daily school meals and learning materials for students will be supported for one year in 2017.

Present at the closing ceremony of the Caltex Fuel Your School programme, Trustee of MyKasih

Foundation, Puan Siti Khairon Shariff said, “We are honoured to once again work together with Caltex to

continue to make a difference in classrooms of public schools and support communities who are in need

and empower them through education. A big thank you to all parties involved who made this year another

success. Caltex Fuel Your School programme is indeed a reflection of community support done right.”

MyKasih Foundation has been working hand-in- hand with Chevron Malaysia to determine classroom

projects that deserve to be funded through the Caltex Fuel Your School programme. 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 236 classroom projects in 121

schools from eight states and benefited over 70,000 students collectively. Caltex Fuel Your School is part

of Chevron's global “Energy for Learning Initiative” which partners with local communities, governments

and non-profit groups to expand learning opportunities and support the social and economic development

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.

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