Our schools experienced a roller coaster of a time in 2020: closed, open, closed, open with limited students, and now closed again. Yet, the students and staff never gave up! And neither did you with your continued donations! The school year which normally ends in August was extended to mid-December and the new academic year began in early January. We celebrated a late graduation on New Year’s Eve with 110 students graduating from 6th grade. We extend our heartfelt thanks to many donors, and especially Wei Ling Tan and her friends, for helping all these graduates with a new bicycle, new uniforms, and school supplies. These gifts enable all our Spitler and Kurata School graduates to attend Stephen Mazujian Middle School and continue their education.
While we are happy that we have yet to receive any report about our students or staff contracting the coronavirus, Cambodia’s numbers are starting to increase. Because of this, the government has closed the schools again. As always, we will wait and hope to safely return to our campuses soon.