AP covers all school fees including primary, secondary, vocational training and university. We also cover other school-related expenses, such as uniforms, bags, stationary and books.
In addition to ensuring that the children attend local Khmer schools, we provide daily classes focusing on Khmer, Math, English and Computer skills.
Aziza’s Place furnishes health insurance for all of its children - covering hospital and medication costs.
Separately, the children are visited by a doctor on site each week.
Our centre ensures that the children receive vaccinations, dental care as required and covers the expense related to prescription glasses.
At Aziza’s Place, we believe that sports are key for the mental and physical development and wellbeing of children.
We have been offering Karate classes at AP to all children since 2007. As a result, six of our students have earned a black belt and fifteen a brown belt. In 2017, one of our female students placed third in an international karate competition as part of the Cambodian National Team. During September, many AP children participated in the 2018 Karate-do Shotokan Competition, picking up several individual and team medals.
Through a partnership with Skateistan, an award winning international NGO, the children also enjoy weekly skateboarding classes.
We regularly take the children to a sports club located nearby and where they receive swimming instructions and enjoy splashing around.
Through our arts projects, children learn about the culture, art and music of Cambodia and other nations.
The children enjoy practicing traditional Khmer Apsara dance and learning to play Khmer music on traditional and contemporary instruments kept in our music room.
Art unleashes children's creativity and innovation through painting, building musical instruments, setting up a composting system, sculpting and recycling old materials into reusable items.
AP provides three nutritious meals per day, including fresh fruit and water throughout the children's stay.
Each morning our house cook personally shops for fresh ingredients at the local market and prepares the three meals in the centre’s kitchen.
Within the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, Aziza’s Place offers a safe and stimulating environment where children can be children.
Every Monday through Saturday, we arrange transport between home, AP and school.
The children have breakfast at the centre, are accompanied to school, return for lunch, attend AP extracurricular classes and after supper at the end of the day, are accompanied back and rejoined with their families.
Our daycare professionals create a warm setting, taking care of the children throughout the day.
AP's social work involves regular visits to the communities which we serve to monitor the progress of the families.
We also meet with community elders who provide guidance and support us to form an accurate picture of a family’s needs.
Our social work forms a bridge between school, AP and the parents, sharing results and issues between all parties and coordinating solutions.
Support for parents
AP assists the families to rid themselves of unhealthy and dangerous work on the dumpsites and find better alternatives to improve living standards for themselves and their children.
As well as visiting the parents in their communities, we organise on-site training at AP - e.g., food hygiene education.
Our outreach program helps AP connect closely with the communities we serve. Community development and involvement is at the heart of our approach.
We also arrange health checks for all members of the communities we serve.
Trained staff from Projects Abroad, one of our local partners, visit the communities every three weeks, providing free medical advice and essential medication.