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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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Teacher Chhiv Ley at Graduation

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Teacher Chhiv Ley at Graduation

You may remember Chhiv Ley, the 6th grade teacher at Spitler School who won national recognition for her dedication to education and her students. She joined the 6th grade graduation ceremony and watched proudly as her students received their treasured bicycles and spent a last day at their school. After the celebrations, she gathered some 6th graders for a photo. They responded quickly, regarding her with fondness and respect, sharing some laughs and smiling big. Spitler School is fortunate to have Chhiv Ley as a shining example of teaching excellence....

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Sixth Grade Graduation 2017

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Sixth Grade Graduation 2017

There is nothing like graduation ceremonies to fill the village of Ang Chang with excitement and pride. Last week Spitler School celebrated its 8th and largest graduating class. Over 100 students from Spitler School and our sister school, Kurata, were honored for their 6 years of academic achievement. As has been our tradition since the first graduating class in 2010, each graduate received a new bicycle, a school uniform, a pair of shoes, and school supplies – the basic necessities for continuing their education at Stephen Mazujian Middle School. Providing these gifts to our graduates has...

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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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