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

Our new profile video

We hope you enjoy our new profile video. Shot in Feb 2013, it shows the area around the former Phnom Penh garbage dump and the work that PIO does with the local community. Thank you to Travis Lacy for his initiative and work in creating this video.
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YKK “Just for Kicks” Football Clinic

In November 2012, 120 PIO students had a once in a lifetime opportunity  from YKK, global developer, manufacturer and supplier of quality fastening and architectural products, as it brought Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) coaches to Phnom Penh. Called “
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The Girl Effect at work at PIO

Vo Leak has been the subject for many photographers in her short life. In another circumstance this would be an honor and she might well be a popular girl with lots of friends at school. However this was far from the case. Her face and eyes explain t
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