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Focus on Mothers

Posted on Apr 8, 2017

Focus on Mothers

Leading up to Mothers’ Day in May we’d like to put our focus on all the Moms who are connected to Spitler School.  Many of our teachers are Moms, and we certainly have Moms and Grandmothers scattered far and wide who help Spitler School through their financial support. Many of our students have amazing Moms. We’d like to recognize a few of the special Moms of Spitler School. Between now and Mothers’ Day we would also like to invite you to honor a special Mom with a donation to Spitler School. We’d be happy to recognize your special Mom with an acknowledgment on our Facebook Page or...

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Spitler Teacher Receives National Recognition

Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Spitler Teacher Receives National Recognition

“The more you try, the greater the results you have. Everything is in your hands” Words of wisdom from 28-year-old Chhiv Ley, sixth grade teacher at Spitler School and this year’s recipient of Cambodia’s Outstanding Educator Award. Chhiv Ley was selected after an exhaustive evaluation to be honored as this year’s “Techo Sen Champion” for all of Cambodia! She began her teaching career at Spitler School in 2011. She received training at South East Asia University and obtained her Teacher’s Certificate from the Provincial Teacher Training College in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “It was obvious...

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Korean Rotary Club Visits Kurata School

Posted on Mar 24, 2017

Korean Rotary Club Visits Kurata School

Loaded with bakery items, milk and school supplies, the local Korean Rotary Club paid a visit to Kurata school. The children were delighted and we are thankful for the rotary club’s...

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The Class of 2017

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

The Class of 2017

August 2017 will be the biggest 6th grade graduating class yet- 89 from Spitler and 28 from Kurata! The students are all working hard to make sure they pass their exams and we expect that 90% of them will move on to middle school. Over the years, as families have begun to see the value of educating their children, the percentage of kids continuing to middle school has doubled. We are so happy that so many of the children will be attending the new Steven Mazujian Secondary School school nearby. Can you help us continue the tradition of providing our graduates with new bicycles?...

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Clean Water for Ang Chagn Village

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

Clean Water for Ang Chagn Village

The new filtered water tank funded by Planet Water and iFlix is a big hit! Not only can the students refill their water bottles with clean water (one less plastic bottle for the landfill!) but, the villagers can take advantage of it as well. Now, instead of getting water from the nearby polluted river, or having to boil well water, on Saturday and Sunday, about 50 local families bring their containers and fill them up with safe, clean water. We are grateful for Planet Water’s sustainability plan as well. They’ve trained the school staff has on how to check and clean the filters and they...

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Spitler School’s First College Students!

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

Spitler School’s First College Students!

We are so proud of Soa Mith and Toch Dina! Thanks to a generous donation from Brenda Davis, both students are in their first year of Paññāsāstra University in Siem Reap. Mith, 18, who attended Spitler school from Grades 3 to 6, is 18 years old and studying computer science. He currently lives alone in Ang Chagn village – his father passed away when he was young and his mother is currently working in Thailand. Although she earns very little there, she manages to send just enough money back to Cambodia so that Mith can buy food and other supplies while he focuses on his studies. Dina, also 18,...

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