The giggles and smiles are back for a new school year. In late October, Kuma welcomed its new class of 130 students which span seven grade levels. Each day the kids are learning the local Khmer curriculum which is enriched by English lessons, dance, drama, and P.E. Included in that number are 43 students enrolled in Kuma's rigorous "fast-track" program intended for kids who have never before attended school. Another 13 kids have graduated from the fast-track program and now attend Grade 3 at their local school. Without Kuma, these kids would again be left behind for another school year.
What country has the highest IQ? What does IKEA stand for? The attendees of 2019 Kuma Trivia Night at UWCSEA East in early October were sometimes stumped, but the event itself left no question: the school has many amazing friends and supporters in Singapore.
Between admission tickets, silent-auction items, teacher-expert auctions, and a live auction, the event raised over $65,000 SGD for the school. Thanks to those who attended and supported the school that night. We look forward to continuing the annual Kuma Trivia Night tradition next year.