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Spitler School Volleyball Team Wins City Tournament

Posted on Mar 16, 2018

Spitler School Volleyball Team Wins City Tournament

We were excited to learn that the Spitler School Volleyball team won a recent city tournament. We are especially pleased that the Ministry of Education called for the teams to include both girls and boys. This is a great signal that our female students are being recognized and given more opportunities in the Cambodian society. We are proud of our student athletes and, later this year, we look forward to partnering with Kids Play International as they bring their sports programs to Cambodia to promote gender equality and education through sports. ...

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Computers for the Children

Posted on Mar 16, 2018

Computers for the Children

The students and staff at Spitler School send out a special THANK YOU to our many donors, who made Spitler School a part of their year-end giving. Your support is sincerely appreciated, and we are putting it work for the benefit of 750 deserving children. We also wish to recognize three special donors who stepped up to help the school in a special way. We were shocked to learn that someone broke into our computer lab and stole the 15 laptop computers we were using to teach our computer classes. Before this happened, we needed more computers and Sarin was in the process of sourcing some used...

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Chea Sarin Visits USA

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Chea Sarin Visits USA

At age 42, after working closely with Americans for over twelve years, Sarin has finally crossed the Cambodian border and landed half way around the globe for a chance to see a small slice of America.  His trip is being sponsored by Spitler School, Global ADE, and the Amazing Grace Spiritual Center.  All of these organizations are providing vital educational programs to children in Cambodia. Sarin’s trip includes time in Seattle, where he is speaking at churches and schools and donor groups.  He was also able to spend three days in Arizona where a reception was held in his honor.  The...

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Being Thankful

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Being Thankful

This is the week that Americans emphasize BEING THANKFUL. While Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Cambodia there is no shortage of thankfulness around Spitler School. The STUDENTS are thankful – They say THANK YOU every day with their smiles, their love of school, and their excitement to learn. The TEACHERS are thankful – They appreciate being able to teach children in a safe environment where they are given the tools and supplies they need to really make a difference in the lives of the children. The PARENTS are thankful – They understand that Spitler School gives their children the...

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Dena and Li Mao

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Dena and Li Mao

We are very proud of Spitler School graduates, Dena and Li Mao.  These young ladies were members of our very first graduating class in 2010.  Both girls kept their focus on their education and finished three years of middle school and three years of high school. With the help of two generous sponsors Dena and Li Mao are attending their first year of college. These days are full of classes, assignments and new friends. Dena also hopes to join the Public Speaking club soon. She recalls the times she thought her dream of becoming a teacher was hopeless as her family is very poor. Now she is...

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Full Recovery

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Full Recovery

In 2010, Kim, a first grader at Spitler School, had severe health concerns that were almost fatal. Sarin, along with a Spitler volunteer, hurried her to a hospital just in time for life-saving surgery.  After a long recovery Kim grew into a healthy young lady and this week she graduated from 6th grade.  She received her brand new bicycle, a new uniform, and school supplies for her next journey into middle school.  We wish all our graduates a healthy and happy future, and we are thankful that Kim will enjoy a future that she almost missed. Photo: Sarin and...

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