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A-Kids Annual Visit

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

A-Kids Annual Visit

We are grateful for the long standing relationship with the AKIDS organization based in Singapore. Richard and Elsie Chong have been great friends of Spitler School. Richard and Elsie brought their group in June and provided much needed school supplies for all the children, along with other gifts for the students and the villagers. The children showed their appreciation by displaying the flag of Singapore for their generous...

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Berkley Students Visit Spitler School

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Berkley Students Visit Spitler School

Spitler School was delighted to host a group of college students from Berkley University at the end of June. Samantha, Lauren, Megan, Jordan, Connor and Ryan. Samantha Maccabee led the team and shared about their visit. “After recently graduating from UC Berkeley, my five friends and I were given the incredible opportunity of volunteering at the Spitler School during our tour of Asia. We were welcomed by the incredible staff and were able to sit in on an arts and crafts class where we helped the students draw their favorite sea creature. Our drawing skills were even given a run for their...

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Farewell to Our Great Volunteers

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Farewell to Our Great Volunteers

Spitler School sadly said goodbye to a couple of amazing volunteers. Jim Latt has been providing his educational expertise, sound advice, and hard work for almost seven years. Jim has decided to relocate to Europe, but we will know where to reach him, and we hope he will always be “on call.” We wish him nothing but the best in the future and will always be grateful for his immeasurable contributions to Spitler School. We also bid farewell to Lisa Hoffmeyer, who has completed a third stint as a volunteer at Spitler School. We hope that she will find her way back to Cambodia in the future and...

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Graduation is Coming! – August 31st

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Graduation is Coming! – August 31st

Our first graduation class was 27 students in 2010. That year we asked our donors to help us raise funds so that we could provide each of those graduates with the means to continue their education at a government middle school. To attend middle school each student need a bicycle for transportation, a school uniform with closed toed shoes, and some basic school supplies. Of that original class most finished middle school, several finished high school, and three of them are attending a university. Because of the generosity of our donors we have been able to continue this tradition with every...

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Starkey Hearing Foundation Visit

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

Starkey Hearing Foundation Visit

Spitler School was pleased to receive a visit from representatives of the Starkey Hearing Foundation in May. According to Foundation’s website and the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, with the greatest prevalence living in developing countries. Most cannot afford hearing aids or even have access to the care they need. Teachers at the school identified six children they thought may have hearing issues and the Starkey team came out to conduct some examinations. At first the kids were a bit nervous about the whole experience even though  one...

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Sondra’s Experience at Spitler School

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

Sondra’s Experience at Spitler School

~Sondra Murphy, Librarian, Massachusetts, USA I fell in love with Cambodia on an impromptu visit to Siem Reap two years ago.  I was only in Siem Reap for one week, but I never forgot the sights, smells, and smiles I encountered. After returning to my job in the States, I would sit in my office and day dream about returning to Cambodia. I wanted to volunteer and give back to the people who had so touched my heart. Every day on my lunch break I would scour the internet for work or volunteer opportunities offered by trusted NGO’s, but there weren’t very many available. I found the...

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