This award-winning and internationally-renowned organization has worked with marginalized children and youth in urban areas of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Honduras, Mexico, Egypt and Myanmar since 1994. Guided by the voices of the children and youth themselves, Friends-International seeks to increase productivity and independence of some 50,000 young people per year using holistic, financially sustainable approaches to social businesses.
ISPP has utilized the skills of those trained in hospitality at the famous Phnom Penh Friends restaurant by employing two of its graduates to establish a new noodle bar on the secondary campus. Our elementary students visit with and interact with children from the organization where they learn what it means to be a global citizen. There are additional plans to extend the Friends/ISPP partnership further on our new campus.