Chiyoda International Corporation participated in “Fill a Backpack” drive to provide children in need with school supplies for the upcoming year. Our goal was to fill 20 backpacks, but our great employees exceeded expectations and filled 24 backpacks, volunteering time and monetary support to accomplish the task. The backpacks were donated to HISD Sylvan Rodriguez Elementary, home of the Space Rangers.
Sylvan Rodriguez was one of the first Texas Title 1 elementary schools to adopt the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. The school population is designated as being 98% economically disadvantaged, yet they report a 97% attendance rate and a 98.3% promotion rate. This year, the need for supplies was even greater due in part to Hurricane Harvey and to budget cuts in the school district. The school leaders, staff, and parents work together to help these children succeed in spite of the challenges and it was Chiyoda’s honor to support them.