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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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Former Spitler School Volunteer Provides Library Books

Posted on Sep 23, 2018

Former Spitler School Volunteer Provides Library Books

We appreciate Sondra Murphy, who volunteered at the school in 2017. Sondra raised funds for her birthday, which was used to purchase many new books for the Spitler School Library. Thank you,...

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Special Graduation Guests

Posted on Sep 23, 2018

Special Graduation Guests

Spitler School was happy to host Wei Ling Tan and her husband, Ross, as honored guests at this year’s graduation ceremony. Wei Ling has been a tireless champion for our graduates, and has also helped the school in many ways, including helping one student from our original graduating class attend...

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Graduating Class of 2018

Posted on Sep 23, 2018

Graduating Class of 2018

It was a great celebration as 103 graduates (47 girls) were honored for successfully completing their primary education at Spitler and Kurata Schools. Eight years ago we celebrated our very first graduation, and we provided each of the 25 graduates with a bicycle, a new uniform, a pair of shoes and some school supplies, so there were no detriments to their continuing their education at middle school. We are very grateful to our donors who continue to support this tradition even when the number of graduates exceeds 100 children. A special thanks to Wei Ling Tan & friends, the Stiftung...

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