Awards and Recognitions

We are proud to be recognized by our national government and international communities for the work we do in Cambodia.

Highly Effective in Child Protection

It is our great honor and pride to be awarded and recognized as a highly effective local organization in protecting the safety of children in Cambodia.

SahaMetrei Medal

In 2017, APLE received the Sahametrei medal for the organisation’s greatest contribution to the protection of children in Cambodia which was awarded by Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Stars Impact Award

In 2015, in recognition of the highest impact work with children, families and communities, we won a Stars Impact Award which represents a high standard in programming for underserved children.

The award includes $50,000 USD plus capacity building support, and was presented during the annual Philanthropreneurship Forum held at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles, Paris, on Saturday 12th December 2015.

Mr. Samleang Seila, APLE Cambodia’s Executive Director, said after receiving the award that “We’re proud and privileged to bring APLE up to the standard for winning this award and being globally recognized. This greatly signifies our priceless contribution to the safety of Cambodian children. However, we can’t celebrate our success here and say it’s finished. The war against child sexual exploitation is still a long way to fight.”

Child 10 Award

In 2017, APLE, among 10 boldest grass-root organizations around the world, received the Child 10 Award for working to improve the lives of children on the run from war and conflict and for bringing justice for marginalized children. 

Every year, Child 10 selects and supports bold leaders from around the world that are standing up and fighting for children, that are strategic, result driven, inspiring, have a deep passion and motivates others to follow.


Recognitions by foreign Law Enforcement Agencies

International collaboration in justice seeking
processes is essential for the just prosecution and
conviction of offenders from overseas. 

APLE has built relationships with international law enforcement agencies and works in close collaboration with them on cases of transnational child sexual exploitation, which, in many cases, has led to successful judicial outcomes. APLE’s work has therefore been recognized and appreciated by foreign law enforcement such as FBI, HSI, BKA, Belgium National Police.

Membership & Partnership

APLE is a member of two global networks dedicated to combating the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and operates under formal MoUs with the Ministry of Interior & the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation. APLE is also a trusted partner of Facebook and a member of Family Care First Network.
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