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IIP-People Improvement Organization (PIO)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Organization Overview: 

The People Improvement Organization (PIO) is a local NGO operating in Phnom Penh Cambodia. It was founded by Cambodian woman Phymean Noun in 2002, from that time it has continued to provide quality education and support to children and their families in Stung Meanchey , Borey Keila and Borey Santepheap 2. PIO believes that every child has the right to an education We believe that through education we can break the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future for the children of Cambodia. PIO is committed to providing quality education to children in need. Children attending PIO are:from families living in poverty, living in homes where they are at risk of harm or are of school age but who are not at school. The school is for children who are unlikely to complete their education unless they are helped and encouraged in their study. With an operating budget of $350 000 per year it costs PIO less than $1 per day to provide free education, school uniform and school supplies, a daily meal, clean drinking water, and basic dental care for 1300 students.

Children attending PIO are selected solely on the basis of their need. The schools welcome all children, regardless of gender, religion, ethnic group, or race. All PIO students receive school uniforms, school supplies, a daily meal, clean water and access to health care. There is no cost to either the child or their family. PIO supports students from Kindergarten through to University. The organization provides quality education from Kindergarten to High School for those most in need, PIO students receive all that is necessary to ensure that their education is complete and free. PIO operates under the approval of the Ministries of Youth, Education and Sport (MOEYS), Labor and Social Welfare.

PIO Intern:

The work at PIO involves teaching English, based on the school's curriculum, to young children. Usually in large classes but at times there may be additional work with small groups of students. Interns must have previous experience working with children (tutoring, sports coaching, childcare) and are expected to be be able to model good teaching when working with a class. In all classes the interns will assist the regular Khmer teacher, but are expected to take a lead role in planning and delivering lessons.

Interns will be assisted in the work by the school's Project Manager who is an experienced teacher. Before commencing work with their classes, interns will receive training in planning lessons and classroom management. Interns will be supervised and supported throughout their time at the school. In addition, once interns have settled into their work, they may be asked to provide small group tuition in mathematics, reading and science to groups of 4 - 8 children.
Qualifications: Candidates interested in education, child psychology, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in working with children would be a large asset, including previous teaching, tutoring, or coaching experience. Useful skills would be lesson planning, developing teaching resources, and the ability to deliver a lesson plan to meet specific learning objectives.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 12/09/2019
02/01/2020 06/01/2020 08/30/2020
NOTE: Please note, the start and end dates for each internship will be determined by intern discussion with employer/host organization. Each internship will be at least 8 weeks in duration.

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