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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