This photo journal highlights just one of 23 Synopsys Global Volunteer Days taking place around the world in 2018.
HQ was quite proud to work with longtime nonprofit partner, City Year, to help transform Cesar Chavez, a public computer science immersion school in San Jose's Alum Rock Union Elementary District.
Cesar Chavez's Principal does a uniquely amazing job of encouraging parent, community and District commitment to all students and their progress. Synopsys is honored to lend to everyone's ongoing involvement and achievements.
9:30 AM Saturday
September 29, 2018
Everyone at Work
And Importantly at Play Too
lovely Synopsoid portraits
The Biblioburro to the left, shown under construction, is modeled after a traveling library that distributes books to patrons from the backs of two donkeys, Alfa and Beto. The program was created in Colombia by Luis Soriano, starting in the late 1990s.
Soriano became fascinated with reading as a child and obtained a college degree in Spanish literature after studying with a professor who visited his village twice a month. A primary school teacher by profession, Soriano developed his idea after witnessing the imagination and power that reading gave to his students, who had experienced intense conflicts at a young age. Soriano began traveling to communities in Colombia's Caribbean Sea hinterlands with a portable library of 70 books. Through donations, the library expanded to 4,800 volumes and beyond.
Crediting Wikipedia for the copy