Bring positive change to a child
Sponsor a Child at PIO
Sponsorship helps children continue their education and break free from the cycle of poverty. It provides them with the hope of a brighter future and the means to realize their potential. There are three groups of children that can be sponsored.
PIO children studying at high school
Students who have graduated from Grade 6 at PIO and are enrolled at public high school. For these children sponsorship provides the support they need to remain at high school.
PIO children living at the Shelter
In 2014 there were 72 children living at the PIO Shelter. They live at the Shelter because either they are orphans or their families are unable to provide for them. The children are all over 5 years of age and studying at PIO school. Some in Kindergarten to Grade 6 and some at high school.
PIO children living in the community
All of the children at PIO are from poor families but some live in particularly desperate circumstances and it is those children that need a sponsor. Often in these homes one or both parents are ill and their ability to earn money for their families is limited. Without support these families are often remove their children from school so that they can work to help the family.
Sponsorship costs $50 per month
You can sponsor a child today by clicking Sponsor Now on this page to set up a monthly payment of $50 USD. You can stop this at any time. For further information contact Margherita (PIO Communications Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org
What is child sponsorship?
It is a way of giving through a monthly contribution with support focused on an individual child enrolled at PIO
Why choose PIO?
PIO is a not for profit organization run by Cambodians for Cambodians. We support the poorest children and their families. We understand the challenges faced by local people and are working with them to change lives for the better.
Can I choose whether to sponsor a boy or girl?
You can specify a preference of your sponsored child. We can also suggest children that need help. The choice is up to you.
Can I visit my child?
Visits are possible and we welcome visitors to PIO. We do require advance notice of your arrival and visits are always conducted with the supervision of a PIO staff member.
How much does child sponsorship cost?
Sponsorship costs $50 a month. $41 of this goes directly to support the child and provides school uniform, books, food and items such as toothpaste and soap. On payments through Paypal we are charged 2.5% administration costs.
Donors are welcome to give more than this and the surplus will be used to benefit the child’s school/orphanage or local community. You may of course sponsor more than one child!
Anyone can sponsor a child – either as an individual or a group. A school or youth club for example could sponsor a child.
How long will sponsorship last?
There is no minimum or maximum time for child sponsorship to last.Sponsorship usually continues until a child finishes school or training. You can stop your sponsorship at any time if you need to.
What happens if I cannot continue as a sponsor?
If your circumstances change you can end your sponsorship. Please try and give us at least a months notice so we have time to organize another sponsor for your child.
Can I send letters and gifts to the child?
You are welcome to send letters and small gifts. We suggest gifts should be no more than A4 envelope size. We will include a list of ideas for small gifts that will be useful children – both girls and boys of different ages – in your welcome pack
We encourage the child to reply to letters – especially as they get older and become more proficient in English. It may not be practical to reply to all letters but we will do our best.
We also cover some of our administration costs (paypal charges us $2.25/month/transfer) Our aim is to keep this below 10%.
If you have questions about sponsoring a chld at PIO please email Margherita at email@example.com