Chevron Philippines Inc., which markets the Caltex brand in the country, has donated brand new equipment to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program of the highest-needed, senior ready public high schools in Metro Manila as identified by the Department of Education.
Through the company’s Fuel Your School campaign that ran from June 15 to July 15, 2015, Caltex managed to yield an amount of PhP 5 million, which was used to help 28 public high schools in Metro Manila. Under the said campaign, the company donated PhP 1 for every 4-liter fuel purchase in any of the 153 Caltex stations in Metro Manila, Rizal and Cavite.
According to Caltex, the STEM teaching tools include laboratory equipment, engineering kits, scientific calculators, laptops, tablets and multi-media projectors. Kalayaan High School in Pasay City received 303 units of brand new scientific calculators while Pitogo High School in Makati was given a sterilizer machine which would be helpful in biochemistry research.
Caltex Fuel Your School campaign is part of Chevron’s Energy for Learning Initiative, which supports educational programs that create opportunities for individuals to acquire new knowledge and skills.