Part of Shell’s mission of “Making Life’s Journey Better”, the objective of the activity was to encourage Shell ClubSmart members to help improve the lives of young people who deserved support, as well as to interact with each other and to experience the performance of Shell V-Power Diesel, the highest quality fuel from Shell.
Ms. Ornuthai Na Chiangmai, Executive Director of Retail Business, The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd., said: “The ‘Fuel the Happiness Day’ and ‘Fuel the Happiness Month’ programmes have been successful thanks to the support of our customers. We have therefore been able to donate 27 million baht to the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation, which Shell has collaborated with since 2015, towards the funding of our ‘Empowerment Programme to Improve the Quality of Life and Occupational Skills for Disadvantaged Students and Children with Disabilities’, which supports schools in rural areas. The programme started with 8,000 students from 12 schools and today that number has increased to 20,000 students from 44 schools. In the future, we are aiming to improve the lives of even more students. We will therefore organize more ‘Fuel the Happiness, Fuel the Power with Shell V-Power Diesel’ activities so that Shell ClubSmart members can enjoy this experience and help improve the lives of the students in our programme.”
The destination for this activity was Rajaprajanugroh 45 School in Kanchanaburi Province, one of the schools being supported by Shell in partnership with the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation. The aim of the programme is to establish “hubs for lifelong learning and social and economic advancement”. The hubs will serve to educate students, parents and schools, teaching them how to make a living and improve their occupational skills, and give them opportunities to generate more income.
Mr. Nantawat Kalachun, the Principal of Rajaprajanugroh 45 School, Kanchanaburi, said: “Rajaprajanugroh 45 School is one of the schools under the Special Education Bureau. Thanks to the support from Shell and the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation, our students now have better occupational skills. We are grateful that Shell brought Shell ClubSmart members here today to join the activity and make our students happy.”
The trip gave Shell ClubSmart members the opportunity to do good deeds and help improve students’ lives by providing vegetable seeds and mushroom grow bags and planting them in the school’s garden, as well as providing lunch and sports equipment for the students. Moreover, the students had a chance to enjoy a mini concert featuring celebrity Mr. Anusorn Maneetes, also known as Yong Armchair. During the trip, all the members had a special opportunity to test Shell V-Power Diesel, the best Shell Fuel, with DYNAFLEX technology which helps clean fuel injection systems and restore diesel engine’s power for maximum performance.
Mr. Yutthana Sittila or Boom, one of the Shell ClubSmart members who joined the “Fuel the Happiness, Fuel the Power with Shell V-Power Diesel” trip, said: “This activity is great. It offered us a chance to contribute to society, make the students happy and put smiles on their faces. I hope Shell will continue organizing this kind of activity because it’s not just about doing a good deed, but it helps bring together and encourages members who share the same interest in helping society. This will help strengthen the connection between members.”
“With the aim to Make Life’s Journey Better, Shell is confident that the ‘Fuel The Happiness, Fuel the Power with Shell V-Power Diesel’ activity will bring happiness to our customers as well as young people. Shell will continue organizing activities that bring happiness to society and fuel engine power for motorists across the country,” Ornuthai concluded.
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