Vol. 5 Num 1104 Mon. July 09, 2007  

Chevron supports schools to improve quality of edn
Three schools near Bibiyana gas field area in Nabiganj, Sylhet, are now set to recruit three additional teachers each to improve the standard of education after receiving a donation from Chevron Bangladesh, says a press release.

Chevron Bangladesh President Steve Wilson handed over three cheques each amounting to Tk 1,80,000 to the headmasters -- Pradip Ranjan Das of Nadampur High School, Shaesta Mian Jaigirdar of Dhigalbak High School and Billal Hossain Chowdhury of Gholduba MC High School -- on July 2.

The funds will go towards payment of one year's retainer for the teachers recruited to improve the standard of math and English teaching. In addition to this, the schools will also receive Tk 20,000 each for educational materials in the current year.

During the cheque handover ceremony, the headmasters and chairmen of the managing committees were present along with other social leaders. Chevron Bangladesh's Director of External Affairs Naser Ahmed and acting chairman of Inatganj union of Habiganj district Aftab Ali were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Steve Wilson said the company's future social development efforts will prioritise education. "Education is the area I am most interested in, as it ensures sustainable development."

Earlier, Chevron Bangladesh had also sponsored the construction of a school building and provided school furniture to a school next to the Bibiyana project.