Written by Linda Mori, Director, Program Administration & Compliance
During CHI’s Academic Year Program field training conference aboard a Caribbean cruise ship recently, the program staff, including CHI founders Tom and Lilka Areton, made a port stop in Cozumel, Mexico to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies for underserved elementary school children on the island.
The backpacks are distributed through Operation Cozumel Backpack, a charity project founded by local resident and businessman Adrian Angulo. Adrian explained that tourists flock to Cozumel for the sandy beaches and luxury beach resorts, but rarely see the children in-need. He expressed his deep gratitude to CHI’s generous act of kindness through our overwhelming donation and the positive impact it will have on the community.