This year is a special one for Phare as it has been 25 years since the project opened its doors to community children and youth to take art classes. Over the years, Phare founders brought life to an organization grounded in values of solidarity, creativity, resilience and above all compassion, strengthening the social values we still carry today. It is approximately 1000 of lives directly impacted for positive change every year through our free artistic and general education and individualized social support.
Thanks to the dedication of the entire Phare team, our Open Days have been a memorable moment! Over two days, we have welcomed more than 350 primary school students from Battambang and beyond in our campus to share and convey our hope, our powerful history and all the bright years to come for Cambodian arts and artists.
These Open Days 2019 have been punctuated by a rich artistic program, featuring a mesmerizing contemporary dance show by Taiwanese and Cambodian artists and the poetic White Gold circus show. Our guests have been carried away by the moves of our hip hop workshops and the reggae beats of Belo Vanthan live concert, while practicing their creative skills with our visual arts students. The 25 years anniversary party arrived right on time to crown the event, shining through the lights of its fire show, fireworks and lanterns release! Thanks to all the participants to make it so special.