The Department of Education Bicol’s 30 public schools received new sets of learning tools from Chevron Caltex Philippines Inc. and its partners in support to the agency’s effort to improve the learning environment of students in the identified schools.
The official turn-over of these donations was held in Legazpi City on August 19, 2017 where officials from Chevron Philippines Inc., AmCham Philippines, the Southern Cross Distribution Inc. (SDI) and DepED Region V led the awarding of the said learning equipment to selected public schools in Region V as a result of the successful promotion of the Caltex Fuel for School Program (FYS), a project which started August 30 to September 30, 2017.
The FYS program is a fuel-to-donate program of Chevron-Caltex Philippines in which the company commits P1.00 of their earnings to public schools for every one liter purchase of Caltex with Techron from any of the 22 Caltex Station in Bicol. The program is unique because the students and school staff participated in the campaign to fuel-up the program thru social media, jingles, cheers and distribution of FYS flyers.
Caltex generated about 3 million pesos in the entire duration of the campaign and then used the accumulated fund to purchase materials needed to support the programs of DepeD especially on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
During the turn-over ceremony, Chevron Philippines Inc. Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager Atty. Raissa Bautista commended all the beneficiaries of the program for their active participation in raising public awareness about the project. Atty. Bautista also praised the students for coming up with several unique campaign in promoting the FYS which is a contributing factor for the success of the program.
On the other hand, Regional Director Ramon Fiel Abcede of the Department of Education Bicol personally expressed his appreciation to Chevron, SDI and AmCham Philippines for the unending support of the company to DepED’s programs and projects.
“This project will not just benefit our students; we also have our 1,667 teachers and their 45,000 learners as beneficiaries to this FYS. Thru this, we can now expect from them to help in the implementation of the 21st century learning methods and teaching strategy. I am also happy that STEM is the priority of this FYS project since the rapid change in the teaching and learning methods for Science and Technology has been one of DepED’s biggest challenges” says Abcede.
Aside from the official turn-over of donations to the selected public schools in Bicol, Chevron also awarded recognition to the top 3 schools with most number of likes in their FYS social media campaign. PAU/MKAA #