We were very successful in organizing the natural science contest called â€śDiscovering Our World with PETRONASâ€ť, a PETRONASâ€™ Corporate Social Responsibility program. The contest gives Vietnamese students their first ever opportunity to take part in such a challenging knowledge based program. Aimed at nurturing interest in natural science and promoting teamwork, the contest ran from March to August 2006 and was open to all students, aged six to eleven.
Nearly 100,000 childrens from all over the country participated in the contest. Right in the first month of the contest there were more than 10 thousand letters of more than 50 thousand Vietnamese primary students sent to the organizer from most of the provinces and cities across the country. Especially there are many letters from rural and high land provinces. The contest also received strong support from hundred of thousands teachers and parents and also the Vietnamese Government Authorities such as Ministry of Education & Training; Government Committee of Population, Family and Children; Central Committee of Youth Union and especially the supported by National and Local TV (VTV and HTV) and National Radio (VOV) from the very beginning when it was first launched and through out the whole contest.
The Discovering Our World with PETRONAS competition was presented Vietnamese students with a fun way of learning about the world and also reflects PETRONASâ€™ philosophy of â€śgrowing with the nationâ€ť.