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The Impacts You Can Make

An Awesome Year!
This has been an awesome year: students back in the classrooms; teachers going the extra mile (both literally and figuratively) to bring knowledge to rural villages; no major Covid sicknesses on any of our campuses; tourists return to our schools to learn about the amazing work of our staff and donors; and bringing fresh life to tired campus areas through some needed repairs.

A Difficult Year…
This year has also been a financially difficult one in Cambodia with higher inflation where poor households are likely to bear the brunt of rising costs. SSF is also starting to see a pattern of decreased donations. This trend is causing us to make difficult choices and priorities for our schools. But, you can still make a difference!

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The Loyalties of our Sustaining Donors

Spitler School has been blessed by the financial support of hundreds of donors. Their gifts have ranged from large to small, but each has made a real impact on the lives of Spitler School children.

We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize a special group of donors who have made a monthly long-term commitment to our program. It does not matter the amount they donate, but the fact that they have made a commitment to SSF to donate monthly is a special enduring dedication that lifts our spirits each month and is note-worthy. It also allows us to better plan for long-term programs knowing we will have the funding from our sustaining donors.

So, this is a special “thank you” to Theresa, Lief, Sally, Lisa, Sandra, Natalie, and Justin for their monthly commitment and being special friends of Spitler School.

Loyalty of Family

Our dedicated partner organization, Kids Play International (KPI) recently held a Play Fair Workshop with the goal of teaching families to create more gender equitable homes for their children. The workshop implemented fun, interactive activities, including partner water balloon tosses which practiced asking for and receiving consent, and games that required the parents to strategize rules to make them more equitable for everyone.

Through these games, and deep discussions throughout the workshop, the parents were able to create “household” gender equity rules that create fair opportunities for both their sons and daughters. Over 45 parents participated in the workshop, demonstrating their loyalty to their children and recognizing the importance of fair play, even at home.