PIO serves over 1300 children a day through a variety of programs that include, non-formal education and vocational training. Through our programs we provide some of the most vulnerable women and children in Cambodia with hope for the future.

Our belief is that education and assistance can improve the lives of underprivileged Cambodian people and will lead to a life without poverty.

Most of our operating support comes from Just World International and without their continued support we are unable to do the work we do. Please take a minute to visit their site.


  • Your dedication and commitment to your school is very honorable and the students should be very grateful to have you as models to look up to.
    Staff and Students from Canadian International School (Singapore) ,
  • Phymean is saving these children from slavery...by educating these children she is unfolding their potential and making them the leaders of tomorrow.
    Deepak Chopra,
  • What this organization is doing goes beyond mere humanitarian work. PIO is helping to build a new Cambodian society, and is deserving of full support and encouragement.
    Charles A. Ray, Former US ambassador to Cambodia,
  • PIO does an amazing job with these children. The time, money and attention that PIO invests in each child is testament to the bright and successful individuals that they will no doubt become. It has been incredibly rewarding to be part of this organization.
    Kate Mcfarlane, Volunteer,

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Recent News

300 PIO children receive daily multivitamin

PIO Children at SMC are now receiving a daily multivitamin and an egg twice a week. Our teachers report that this has had a positive impact on the children with regards to their health and mental state. Thanks to Mr. Gary Van Haneghan for his support
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Happy Holidays!

The staff and children at PIO would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season. May 2010 bring you success, prosperity and happiness! Enjoy some pictures of the 2009 PIO Holiday party with the staff and children where they enjo
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Dressmaking Class produces first Product for Sale

PIO Dressmaking Class has begun producing fabric shopping totes for retail sale. These shopping totes are re-usable and intended to cut the number of plastic bags that are given out throughout Asia and the world. The 15 girls will finish their course
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