A TOTAL of 6,515 primary school pupils nationwide will receive learning support and school necessities under Petronas’ flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) education initiative “Program Sentuhan Ilmu Petronas” (PSIP) and Back-to-School programme.
Petronas, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd and Badan Kebajikan Islam Petronas (Bakip) contributed RM3.1mil to the programme.
The Back-to-School programme addresses the basic needs of underprivileged pupils preparing for the new school year.
Petronas group human resource management senior vice-president Datuk Raiha Azni Abd Rahman said, “Through our Back-to-School programme, we provide annual assistance of school supplies to equip pupils from chosen schools throughout Malaysia.”
Meanwhile, for PSIP, a series of activities will roll out in different states from Oct 4 to 26, in line with Petronas’ commitment to nurture students’ interest in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (Stem).
“PSIP is part of Petronas’ continuous efforts to contribute to the well-being of communities where it operates.
“It supports the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 to develop students to think critically and apply their knowledge in different settings,” said Raiha.
Among the activities that will be conducted are Stem Fair, Stem Lab, Stem Workshop, science shows, interactive quizzes, and science and mathematical project offerings organised by Petrosains.
Selected teachers will also attend Teacher Professional Development workshops that expose them to Stem’s theory and practice of teaching.