Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand add more than 1.3 million baht to EEF in “4th Esso brings back students to schools” program

Khon Kaen – The management and employees of Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand, Esso service station dealers, alliance partners, and Esso Club added more than 1.3 million baht to Equitable Education Funds (EEF) in “the 4th Esso brings back students to schools” program to assist students with financial problems to continue their studies in schools.

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Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand add more than 1.3 million baht to EEF in “4th Esso brings back students to schools” program

Dr. Adisak Jangkamolkulchai (6th from left), Esso chairman and managing director, Dr. Taweesak Bunluesin (5th from left), Esso director, Jirapun Paowarut  (5th from right), Esso director and retail sales manager, Warathum Tungittiplakorn (4th from left), vice president of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Khorat Inc., Yodpong Sutatham (4th from right), Esso Club president, presented the donation to Prof. Dr. Somphong Chitradub (7th from right), EEF board advisor, and Pattara Khumphitak (6th from right), EEF board member, at the 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall of Namphong district.

In 2022, Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand presented 1 million baht from fund-raising in 2020 to EEF for unprivileged students in selected 24 schools in Namphong district. The company plans to extend assistance to other provinces in the Northeast by utilizing iSEE application to identify other underprivileged students.

“For this year, I am pleased that we have organized such an excellent event. We will expand our assistance to students in other provinces to provide them with the opportunity to pursue their academic endeavor and be able to strive themselves to be better,” said Dr. Adisak.

Dr. Somphong said: “COVID-19 pandemic has directly and indirectly affected school-aged children since the 2nd semester of 2019 academic year. COVID-19 has widened educational inequality. The number of poor households is increasing. Students are at extremely high risk of not returning to school, especially underprivileged students. Average income of poor households is 1,094 baht per month or 30-40 baht a day. Therefore, this scholarship provides financial support for students such as commuting expense and meals.”

Esso is the first company in Thailand to use EEF’s iSEE application, which uses big data to identify students who are in need. This will facilitate the selection of targeted students for scholarship to prevent them from leaving schools. It will also be used to monitor the result after one academic year, such as study performance, attendance, height and weight to ensure that the beneficiaries truly have the opportunity to pursue their academic endeavor.

This fund-raising event was jointly organized by Retail Sales, service station dealers, business partners, i.e. The Minor Food Group PCL and Ek-Chai Distribution System Co., Ltd., and employees of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand.

Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand provide quality fuels and lubes as well as chemical products to serve the growth of the country. The companies emphasize on doing business operations that go along with social responsibility, while engaging, creating and supporting development in the operating communities.

For more information, please contact Public and Government Affairs:

Vassana Prasitjutrakul, Tel: 02-407-4378  Email: vassana.prasitjutrakul@exxonmobil.com

Pathaveeroje Pamoonkesi Tel. 02-407-4384  Email: pathaveeroje.pamoonkesi@exxonmobil.com