Chevron Launches Latest Edition Of Caltex Fuel Your School Initiative In Johor

The Caltex Fuel Your School Initiative fuels young minds for a brighter future with Chevron

Chevron Malaysia Limited (Chevron), the human energy company behind the Caltex brand and service stations in Malaysia, is proud to announce the launch of the latest edition of Caltex Fuel Your School, an initiative aimed at revitalising interest in STEM (Science, Technology, English, & Mathematics) among school students.

Beyond its academic focus, the campaign will extend its impact to address community needs, particularly in the vital areas of food security and sustainable agriculture. The campaign will also empower students with 21st century learning skill sets, while running social impact projects in schools.

Moreover, as part of the programme, 15 schools across the Muar and Segamat districts in Johor will be adopted by local Caltex service stations. Each school will be presented with a smart aquaponics setup to grow vegetables and fish through a symbiotic farming ecosystem, complete with delivery, installation, and training.

Held in collaboration with the MyKasih Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a mission to help impoverished families and students, the idea behind this latest edition of Caltex Fuel Your School was mooted from the theme of last year’s National Science Challenge 2023, Ensuring the Nation’s Food Security through Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Taking cue from the Government’s emphasis on food security concerns, Chevron together with MyKasih Foundation started the programme’s groundwork late last year and set out to award the smart aquaponic sets to schools highly in need of funding in those two districts in Johor.

The first two pilot schools, SK Paya Jakas in Segamat and SK Temiang in Muar, which received their smart aquaponics setup in December last year, managed to acquire a total of 13kg worth of vegetables from their first harvest. The produce were then provided to the school’s canteen for the schools’ food programme, impacting close to 550 indirect beneficiaries.

On top of that, the innovative approach of this Fuel Your School initiative immerses students in the intricacies of sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, and ecological interdependencies, fostering a profound understanding of real-world applications of science and technology.

Through active participation, students not only acquire theoretical knowledge, but also develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for their academic and future professional pursuits.

The initiative also contributes to building young minds’ capability of addressing challenges related to food production, distribution, and security. Students become active agents in bolstering the nation’s food resilience through their understanding of innovative agricultural technologies.