A Civil Affairs team is working with the US Embassy and an American expat in Vietnam to address the vulnerabilities youth are facing there. One of the greatest challenges that Vietnamese children struggle with is the ability to receive quality education, specifically with regard to reading and writing in English. With your help, Spirit of America will be able to send books to give young people greater opportunities. 

A Civil Affairs team is working with the US Embassy and an American expat in Vietnam to address the vulnerabilities youth are facing there. One of the greatest challenges that Vietnamese children struggle with is the ability to receive quality education, specifically with regard to reading and writing in English. With your help, Spirit of America will be able to send books to give young people greater opportunities. 

A Bosnian soldier saves a child from rising flood waters. 
The Bosnian military has the manpower to refurbish a local school devastated by flooding, but they lack the materials to do so. With your help, Spirit of America can provide basic supplies to help the Bosnian military quickly and effectively react to the needs of its country’s most vulnerable people. 

A Bosnian soldier saves a child from rising flood waters. 

The Bosnian military has the manpower to refurbish a local school devastated by flooding, but they lack the materials to do so. With your help, Spirit of America can provide basic supplies to help the Bosnian military quickly and effectively react to the needs of its country’s most vulnerable people. 

Kenyan soldiers receive classroom instruction (photo courtesy of wordpress.com)
Civil Affairs training has been a focus of US efforts in Kenya. However, the Kenyan trainees needed our support to help cement the concepts of civil affairs in their minds. For a very small amount of money, Spirit of America could provide the materials needed to conduct a practical exercise at the end of training. Click here to read more and donate to this project.

Kenyan soldiers receive classroom instruction (photo courtesy of wordpress.com)

Civil Affairs training has been a focus of US efforts in Kenya. However, the Kenyan trainees needed our support to help cement the concepts of civil affairs in their minds. For a very small amount of money, Spirit of America could provide the materials needed to conduct a practical exercise at the end of training. Click here to read more and donate to this project.

Chris Clary, Spirit of America Project Manager, delivers soccer nets to a soccer field used by local children.

SoA/US Team Help Restore Trust in Yemen

Observing a significant amount of misinformation amongst the local population regarding the intentions and services provided by the Yemeni Military Regional Command, a team of US Government personnel came up with a simple but effective solution to restore trust in the area. With the help of SoA, the team was able to organize a public panel discussion in which members of the local government, NGOs, and community leaders could ask questions and raise concerns with the Regional Military leadership.

(via Spirit of America - SOF and SOA - Problem Solving and Meeting Needs)
Chris Clary met children near Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan while conducting an assessment of soccer fields in the area. Watch for his story on our blog in the coming weeks.

Chris Clary met children near Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan while conducting an assessment of soccer fields in the area. Watch for his story on our blog in the coming weeks.

"Local food in Afghanistan is much different than what you find in the States. I have eaten a lot of local food like goat stew with rice, beans and bread. I like trying new things so when I was told that through the ‘hole in the wall’ the best chicken sandwiches in Afghanistan could be found, I had to check it out."- Click here to read more about Spirit of America Field Rep Chris Clary’s local food adventure in Afghanistan!