Aziza’s Place began in 2007 and is a grassroots learning centre transforming the lives of 23 of Cambodia’s most underprivileged children. The children come from Steung Meanchey, a municipal dumpsite in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, where many were discovered collecting garbage instead of attending school. Aziza’s Place provides a well versed education that includes art, music, karate and a competitive private school education in order to give these children a hope for a bright future. Our goal is not to improve the lives of the children but the community as a whole as part of their education includes regular community outreach projects and a sense of responsibility to eventually provide for their families upon graduation.
Azizas Place Further Education Programme
Further Education is a new line item in AP’s Operational Costs that will cover AP’s graduating students university fees, rent and school materials.
We also support the AP Coffee Cart Project
The Aziza’s Coffee Cart is a mobile cart selling drinks and snacks form a solar powered tuk–tuk. It is a social business with the objective of improving the lives of the staff that once used to work as recycled goods pickers on the streets of Phnom Penh. By working with Aziza’s Coffee, they are working in a safe and healthier environment, earning a stable income away from the dumpsite. In addition, customers are encouraged to recycle by being allowed to use plastic bottles and aluminium drink cans as currency for their iced coffee.