Caltex Fuel Your School boosts STEM education in Cagayan Valley and CAR through fuel ups in Caltex
Thirty highest-need public high schools to each get P100,000 in modern learning tools
Santiago City, Philippines — Starting June 1 until July 31, all motorists who fuel up in Caltex stations that belong to the Northern Star network in Cagayan Valley and portions of CAR will automatically help the regions’ 30 highest-need public high schools purchase much needed 21st century teaching tools. This was announced during the launch of Caltex Fuel Your School with Caltex and its branded marketer Northern Star Energy Corporation, committing to match every liter of fuel sale in participating Caltex stations with a one-peso donation to raise three million pesos (P3 million).
The total amount will be divided among the 30 public high schools selected based on criteria set by the Department of Education. A total of 40,662 public high school students and 1,638 of their teachers in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga and Ifugao stand to benefit from Caltex Fuel Your School 2019.
There is no minimum fuel purchase required and all three Caltex products with Techron namely, Silver, Platinum, and Techron-D (Diesel) are covered by the fuel-to-donate scheme. Motorists can still use their HappyPlus, Robinsons Rewards Card, or MVP Card to load on points while helping their local public high schools.
This is the second straight year that Northern Star and Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), are partnering to help drive education in the country. In 2018, Northern Star leveraged its network of 26 Caltex station in North Western Luzon to generate P3 million for the public high schools in the area. This year, Northern Star is utilizing its 22 Caltex stations in Cagayan Valley to raise the P3 million in two months. Just like last year, Northern Star also donated P2 million pesos directly to Fuel Your School.
Northern Star COO Juan Miguel Delgado said, “Caltex Fuel Your school is designed to support and improve education by providing teachers with needed teaching supplies and equipment. We are one with CPI in encouraging teachers to conduct classroom projects for STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – to help prepare students who may be interested in these types of advanced technical jobs.”
Caltex Fuel Your School started in 2015. Over the last four years, the campaign has been able to help 118 public high schools, 4,781 public high school teachers, and over 1.477 million public high school students in Metro Manila, Davao, Bicol and Ilocos region. Northern Star and Caltex hope to repeat these successes in Cagayan Valley.
As in previous years, projects submitted show the skill of the teachers and potential of the students. For instance, “Debris turned into REALITY” by teacher Jay Lapaz Andres of Aparri
School of Arts and Trades is about using garbage to operate a miniature power generator model. It gives students the opportunity understand and appreciate how magnets and copper coils display induction in the process of producing electricity.
Caltex Fuel Your School has been recognized by various award-giving bodies. It bagged Silver and Gold Anvil Awards from Public Relations Society of the Philippines, a merit recognition from the coveted Quill Awards, and a citation from the American Chamber of Commerce CSR Excellence Awards.
CPI Manager for Corporate Affairs Atty. Raissa Bautista said, “Education is everyone’s concern, not just DepEd’s or the students’ or the teachers’. Most of us here already have careers but that doesn’t mean it’s not our concern anymore. Education is a vital pillar of a country. A country that’s on the road to progress is a country that has a progressive education. So, let’s drive learning. Let’s fuel your school.”