American Friends of PSE

From Extreme Poverty to Opportunity

Mission

American Friends of PSE is dedicated to promoting the education of the most impoverished children in Cambodia. As a US tax-exempt organization we invest in proven, holistic and sustainable programs ranging from nutrition, education, health care, protection to vocational training. These programs have been developed by “Pour un Sourire d’Enfant” over 25 years in Cambodia, and have been recognized for their excellence by the international community and the Cambodian government. American Friends of PSE is an advocate for the poorest of the poor in Cambodia.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Beatrice Carrot

Co Principal Officer

Delphine Magnier

Main address

2617 Lincoln avenue

Belmont, CA 94002 USA

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EIN

45-4554563

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Boarding School

American Friends of PSE is dedicated to promoting the education of the most impoverished children in Cambodia. As a US tax-exempt organization we invest in proven, holistic and sustainable programs ranging from nutrition, education, health care, protection to vocational training. These programs have been developed by “Pour un Sourire d’Enfant” over 25 years in Cambodia, and have been recognized for their excellence by the international community and the Cambodian government. American Friends of PSE is an advocate for the poorest of the poor in Cambodia.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

1 in 10 children worldwide are forced into child labor.
Most children who work do so because their families depend on their wages to survive and their families cannot afford to send them to school.
PSE supports about 3,100 families around Phnom Penh. A third of them – 1,050 families – relies on our Rice Compensation program that incentivizes them to send their children to school. This program is the corner stone of all of PSE programs as children can attend elementary school and later a vocational training that will lead them to a real job. Besides, they will also have a meal in the evening.
In 2022 PSE will provide 378 tons of Rice for a total cost of $152K - less than 2% of the total budget of the organization. $12 / month is all it costs to support a family of 4 for a month and give them a chance to lead a normal life!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Related Program

Boarding School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Covid Crisis Severely impacted ability to raise funds during events. However, what matters to our organization is that all the money we raise (minus financial fees) directly funds programs.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

American Friends of PSE’s sole purpose is to help further the projects and programs of PSE in Cambodia.
1 - Raise Funds for PSE
2 - Increase visibility of PSE in the US
3 - Serve the Technical and IT needs of PSE

Since 1996, when the first operations started with caring for a handful of children, more than 12,000 children and families have been lifted out of poverty. PSE provides educational services from pre-school to vocational training and remedial education. Other programs offer a holistic approach and include food, medical help, housing, protection for children at risk of violence and job training for adults. 96% of all workers at PSE are Khmer.
Social services identify the poorest families and offer support to all the children within each of those families.
All programs are designed to empower families and be sustainable - for each child who is educated will have a three generation impact: They will have a decent, well paid job, take care of their parents and provide for their own future children.




American Friends of PSE has identified five strategies to achieve its goals
1. Develop corporate sponsoring such as Google Giving Tuesday
2. Increase number of recurring donors at different levels
3. Improve communication (website / monthly Newsletter / Social Media)
4. Attract New volunteers
5. Proactively approach foundations by presenting PSE's flagship programs (Rice Compensation / Remedial Education / Vocational Training)

Financials

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American Friends of PSE

Board of directors
as of 09/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

beatrice carrot

American Friends of PSE

Term: 2020 - 2022

Delphine Magnier

American Friends of PSE

Brigitte Zelenko

American Friends of PSE

Louise Dossin

American Friends of PSE

Chloe Angel

American Friends of PSE

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/17/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/16/2021

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.