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Year-End Reflections

Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Year-End Reflections

As we look back at all the achievements from the past 14 years, we continue to be humbled and grateful. The greatest achievement of all: well over 1,000 children have received a basic education at the schools of the Spitler School Foundation. This has only been possible because of great leadership from Chea Sarin, the hard work and dedication from our staff, the support from the schools’ community, and the generosity of our donor base. Thank you to our donors who continue to step up and give the financial support needed to provide an education to these very deserving children. We are looking...

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Thank You Road Scholars

Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Thank You Road Scholars

We welcome many visitors to Spitler School each year, but we especially enjoy the visits of our Road Scholar groups. Road Scholars are hearty travelers who brave the Cambodian heat to immerse themselves in the culture and history of the countries they visit. After a visit to Spitler School many of these generous travelers have become donors and provide much needed yearly support for the children of Spitler School. THANK YOU, ROAD...

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Another Spitler Joins Spitler School Foundation

Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Another Spitler Joins Spitler School Foundation

We are pleased to announce that a member of the Spitler family has taken on a larger roll with the administration of the Spitler School Foundation. Lindsey (Spitler) Oakes, daughter to founders Danny and Pam Spitler, has now joined SSF as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors. Lindsey, an attorney, has an expansive career background ranging from the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and the House of Representatives. Her passion has always been public service, and has served others through not only her career, but also through her volunteer support as a literacy...

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Welcome Kids Play International (KPI)

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

Welcome Kids Play International (KPI)

It was 2013 when we first met Olympian Tracy Evans, and we were introduced to her amazing organization, Kids Play International. Using sports programs as a vehicle, KPI trains local coaches to teach gender equality, respect, fair play, inclusion, and the value of education. After five years of hard work and planning, in October 2018, KPI introduced their Cambodia initiative with a well-trained team of local coaches. The coaching team and their KPI leaders held their first ever sports day in Cambodia with Spitler and Kurata School students, as well as from Stephen Mazujian Middle School, on...

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Opening Day of School – Nov 2018

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

Opening Day of School – Nov 2018

After 14 years, it is still a thrill to see the faces of hundreds of young children arriving on the first day of school, ready and eager to learn. Opening ceremonies were attended by village leaders and local dignitaries. It is the hard work of our amazing staff that makes each Opening Day and new school year a success. We are excited to report that of the 714 children, who started this school year, 49.3% are female. The Spitler School is open to any and every child in the region who wants to learn, and we are so encouraged by these females, as gender equality continues to move in the right...

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New Uniforms in memory of Jack Clark

Posted on Sep 23, 2018

New Uniforms in memory of Jack Clark

Pam Spitler honored the memory of her father, Jack Clark, by providing funds from his estate to purchase new uniforms for students whose families struggle to provide new uniforms for their...

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