NEGERI SEMBILAN, 20 Nov. 2015: Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the retail brand Caltex®, successfully completed its annual community campaign, Caltex Fuel Your School in partnership with MyKasih Foundation. In its fourth consecutive year, the Campaign had once again further raised the awareness in driving change and providing equal self-development with proper classroom facilities for students of high need schools in Negeri Sembilan and Malacca by enhancing a better environment and further promoting the learning of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics.
“By reaching out to schools in Malaysia one state at a time, we are glad that the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign has made a difference and this is especially important for high need schools as more than 50 percent of the students are from low income households. In line with our global initiative, Chevron’s Energy for Learning, this community campaign truly helps to support learning-based programmes – whether it’s acquiring new knowledge, gaining new skills or exposing individuals to different ways of thinking,” said Policy, Government & Public Affairs Manager, Mokhtar Ali Ismail.
This year, out of 25 classroom projects funded for Negeri Sembilan, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Parit and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Seremban struck the most wins and were awarded with learning materials worth RM20,000 each. The submissions contributed to a 60 percent increase in project submissions compared to the overall campaign last year.
“I was overjoyed when our school was informed that four of our submitted projects were selected and will be receiving learning materials to further enhance the classroom experience for our students. I applaud the teachers of this school who passionately worked so hard to win the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign. It is like a dream come true and this is the best thing that’s ever happened – together with the teachers, we are now able to provide a better learning environment for our students. Thank you, Chevron for making this possible,” expressed Mr. Mohd Sahib Rahmat, school principal from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Parit.
The learning materials awarded to all winning projects of participating schools in both Negeri Sembilan and Malacca created an impact reaching a total of 1,241 students. In Negeri Sembilan itself, the Campaign had reached out to more than 300 students with the support of Caltex® users who purchased petrol using the Caltex® JOURNEY Card from 15 October to 14 November with RM2 pledged to the classroom projects. Funds generated were channeled towards purchasing materials such as computer notebooks, projectors, interactive white boards, electronic dictionaries and laboratory equipment, to name a few.
Present at the closing ceremony of the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign, Managing Director of MyKasih Foundation, Jeffrey Perera said, “We applaud the concerted effort by all parties involved in making the Fuel Your School campaign a success in Negeri Sembilan. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Chevron once again to create a nurturing environment for students in pursuit for knowledge. We look forward to supporting community learning initiatives through our partnership with Chevron.”
The Caltex Fuel Your School campaign is part of Chevron’s Energy for Learning – a global 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.
“For the fourth consecutive year, we are very pleased with the project submissions and the campaign that is helping to drive more and more schools to participate. We hope to continue this community effort and extend it to more states in the coming years,” added Mokhtar at the closing ceremony of the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign in Malacca.