APLC, 30 years of action in serving the poorest of the poor

APLC is a French NGO which was created in January 1985 by former students of the Lycée Franklin - St Louis de Gonzague (Paris) in response to a humanitarian emergency and to help the Cambodian population which at the time had taken refuge in the camps on the border with Thailand. From the very beginning, APLC put education and training at the forefront of its mission to fight against poverty. In 1995 it turned to aiding development and since then it has been contributing to reducing poverty and to fighting human trafficking. 

APLC started with significant activities in Banteay Mancheay and Oddar Mancheay provinces. Having remained highly isolated for years, with conflicts carrying on until 1999, this zone is amongst the poorest in Cambodia, offering very little potential for economic development. This is why Agir Pour Le Cambodge has sought to support the poorest families by setting up education and training programs. In 2009, the population having become autonomous and responsible, the management of these programs was handed over to village committees. 

Nowadays, APLC continues its fight against poverty and human trafficking with programs supporting education with the Sré Ampil children’s home and vocational training with the Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School. Its actions target mainly children and youngsters, between 8 and 23 years old, coming exclusively from very disadvantaged background, with a priority given to girls, more vulnerable and with lower access to education and stable employment.

Taking action thanks to your generosity and in full transparency

APLC could not take action without the generosity of private donors (donations and/or sponsorships) and without the grants awarded by foundations or companies. We regularly inform our partners of the progress of our projects: quarterly newsletters sent to private sponsors and donors, biannual reports sent to foundations.

The annual budgetary exercise of APLC, based on the scholar year, is closed on August 31st. Since the 2011-2012 exercise, all our accounts are audited and certified every year by PricewaterhouseCooper with no qualified opinion.

To know more on the 2015-2016 exercise:

For the past exercises:

APLC, a dedicated team  

Board Members  

  • Emmanuelle DETHOMAS - President
  • Nicolas Floquet - Treasurer
  • Diane FOUCHÈRE - Secretary 
  • Stéphane BAVEREZ - Associate member responsible for HR
  • Hubert CHANOINE - Legal Advisor
  • Claude COLOMBIÉ - In charge of the relations with Cambodia   


  • Clémence BAUDET
  • Anne-Charlotte CARRÉ – Consultant for OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) United Nations, Tchad
  • Laurent FICHTER – Funds Manager
  • Nicolas FLOQUET - Administrative and Financial Director
  • Philippe GLOAGUEN - Editor, founder of Guide du Routard,
  • Régis MARCON – 3-star Michelin Chef
  • Bruno de MONTE - Director of the FERRANDI Hotel School / Les ateliers Grégoire 
  • Elisa O'NEILL – Deputy Director of Communication, Global Banking & Investors Solutions division
  • Donatienne du VIGNAU – Head of Communication in an international food company

Advisory Board 

  • Jean CELIER - President of l’Îlot
  • Vincent FAUVET - President of Investir & , co-founder of Sala Baï
  • Fritz GUBLER - President-founder of Friends of Sala Baï in Australia
  • Olivier LAFOURCADE - President of Investors and Partners for development
  • Marie de La VILLE-BAUGE - Head of humanitarian mission, co-founder of Sala Baï
  • Sam McGOUN - President-founder of Touch Sala Baï in Singapore 


  • Mayelle BARBIER - Communication, Network and Events Manager

The team in Cambodia

Together we can fight poverty

through education and vocational training