About 3,000 students from the highest-need, senior-ready public high schools in Metro Manila are now learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the help of brand-new equipment received recently from the Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of high-quality brand of Caltex fuels and lubricants.
A global Chevron social investment program that was first introduced in the country this year, Caltex FYS involved motorists and the public who supported the campaign during the donation period wherein every four-liter fuel purchase in any of the 153 Caltex stations in Metro Manila, Rizal, and Cavite generated a P1 donation to fund the projects.
Chevron aims to reach a P5-million donation fund or at least P150,000 per target beneficiary school. This amount was met during the fuel-up drive and social media campaign from June 15 to July 15, 2015. This funded the 28 STEM classroom proposals that were shortlisted by program partner American Chamber Foundation.
The STEM teaching tools includes laboratory equipment, engineering kits, scientific calculators, laptops, tablets and multi-media projectors.
To help spread awareness and enable more people to donate and like the projects posted in the FYS website, the Caltex campaign also ran a Facebook component, prompting several of the schools to devise gimmicks and strategies to rack up votes.
Caltex Fuel Your School is part of CPI’s Energy for Learning Initiative that supports educational programs that create opportunities for individuals to acquire new knowledge, gain new skills and be exposed to different ways of thinking. To find out more about the STEM projects of the beneficiary schools, go to www.CaltexFuelYourSchoolPH.com.