Month: April 2011

Jessica Newman visits PIO

Jessica Newman ( founder and Executive Director of JustWorld International) and other members of the JustWorld team visited PIO today and were welcomed with open arms and honoured with traditional Cambodia dancing provided by the children from the school.

Jessica and Phymean entering the school at Stung Meanchey

JustWorld is a major contributor to the activities of the schools administered by PIO and without their continued support the children be unable to continue their education, in the way they do currently.

Jessica Newman Executive Director JustWorld International

Jessica Newman is the Founder and Executive Director of JustWorld International. She began working in the non-profit sector in 1999. Her humanitarian experience includes establishing the Honduras branch of the Trickle Up Program; actively participating in the Friends World Experiential Education Program in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; volunteering at the ‘Crisis Center’ for street children in Casa Alianza, Honduras; and collaborating on policy advocacy at Oxfam America. Ms. Newman holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The American University of Paris.

How much the kids actually understand about the importance of JWI is difficult to say, they were certainly happy to see their visitors and as always the welcome was palpable, with lots of happy faces and clapping of hands. The people from JWI help make an education possible for these most underprivileged children.

Jessica & the kids of PIO

As always the kids surround the guest with love and happiness. These beautiful kids deserve and work hard for everything they get and I am sure as they grow more aware of what JWI does they will be even more solid in their appreciation.

Jessica watches the entertainment
A PIO Apsara dancer. Bright and smiling

The team from JWI visited other part of the PIO project seeing the training areas for hairdressing and tailoring/seamstress where kids learn skill that they can use in the future.

Jessica looks down on the school from the Kitchen/Office area

The kids from the PIO Orphanage also received a visit.

Happy School Girls at PIO
Staff of PIO and JWI

I am sure the Phymean, the Staff and the Pupils of PIO would like me to thank Jessica and her team for their continuous support and hard work.

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Francie Steinwedell at Camelot Riding Club

Clinic for a Just World:

Francie Steinwedell at Camelot Riding Club

Camelot Riding Club in Newhall, California will be hosting a clinic with Francie Steinwedell on April 22 and 23.

Francie is one of the United States most accomplished competitors. Based in California, she has represented her home country on 11 Nations’ Cup teams. In 2006, she was a member of the West Coast Active Riders Team that spent the summer competing in Europe under the guidance of chef d’equipe, George Morris.

A long-time rider ambassador for JustWorld International, Francie has been instrumental in raising awareness for the non-profit organization on the West Coast and has inspired many of her fellow riders to become ambassadors as well, “I [joined] JustWorld to open up my knowledge and gain experience in making a difference worldwide,” Francie added, “I have been very lucky and privileged to grow up in a safe community, not having to struggle to make ends meet and also being able to get an educated and my health care without even having the possibility of it not being available to me… I am also very grateful for that!”

Francie visiting with the girls at the JustWorld project in Honduras

Camelot Riding Club has been a strong supporter of JustWorld
International over the years, as well. An optional $2 donation field
was added to all show entry blanks, which has raised more than

All proceeds from the Francie Steinwedell clinic will be donated directly to JustWorld International.

About JustWorld International

Founded in 2003, JustWorld International is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States.With show jumping riders around the world signing up to become JustWorld Rider Ambassadors, Executive Director Jessica Newman has mobilized some of the sport’s biggest names towards supporting JustWorld’s projects. There are currently more than 400 Rider Ambassadors from 35 different countries, ranging from pony riders to Olympic medalists, who help bring attention to JustWorld International’s cause. For more information on JustWorld International, please visit