WELCOME TO PHARE

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts” is a non-profit Cambodian association improving the lives of children, young adults, and their families with art schools, educational programs, and social support since 1994.

Phare Ponleu Selpak – in Khmer, The Brightness of the Arts – is a Cambodian non-profit arts school located in Battambang, offering support to children, youth and the surrounding communities through artistic, educational, social and community outreach and engagement programmes.

Over 1000 students are empowered every year through our schools and programmes: performing, visual and applied arts leisure classes, and vocational training aid children and young adults to develop their creativity, communication and concentration skills, and to access a sustainable artistic career whilst preserving and promoting Cambodian arts and culture.

Support us

 

Help us spread a passion for the arts across Cambodia. We believe that all children, regardless of their background, deserve to have access to the healing powers of the arts. Our artistic training provides art therapy as well as professional skills that lead to lasting employment. Your donation directly supports these programs.

Help our community escape the cycle of poverty and contribute to a modern cultural Cambodia.

Phare Music School

Let the music play!

Our music students need a new space to create, perform and collaborate! That is why we initiated the construction of a brand new building made of five classrooms and a central pavilion stage to perform and gather. All that made in a sustainable way by the famous architect Stuart Cochin, with two landscape garden corners, and covered by a bamboo canopy to protect our students from Cambodia’s burning sun and heavy rains.
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Ultra Trail Angkor 2020

Join us at the Ultra Trail Angkor and run as ‘Phare’ as you can!

Are you a running enthusiast? Or just want to see the breathtaking beauty of Angkor? If so, come to Siem Reap, Cambodia and run with us and for us! Plus, you can make your miles count. Run for arts and education on January 18th, 2020 to support us to renovate and refurbish our Dance School.
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Sponsor a child

When you join our child sponsorship program, your monthly gift gives our most at-risk students the aid and support they need to stay in school and pursue their passions.

Volunteer with Us

We welcome committed and passionate volunteers who have specific expertise or experience which fills a current need. Those needs change over time, but some examples of skills often needed are in social media, communications, IT, lighting and sound design, merchandising and customer service.

Sponsor a child

Do you want to sponsor a child? When you join our child sponsorship program, your monthly gift gives our most at-risk students the aid and support they need to stay in school and pursue their passions.

Volunteer with Us

We welcome committed and passionate volunteers who have specific expertise or experience which fills a current need. Those needs change over time, but some examples of skills often needed are in social media, communications, IT, lighting and sound design, merchandising and customer service.

News & Stories

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer  Koemyean comes from Kor Koh village in Battambang Province. He is 27, and teaches graphic design in our Visual and Applied Arts School (VAAS).  Not so long ago, he was a student in that very same school:...

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Phare 25 years fundraising Galas

Phare 25 years fundraising Galas

Phare 25 years Fundraising Galas  This year marks an important year for Phare Ponleu Selpak, we are celebrating  our 25th anniversary! On this special occasion we organized fundraising galas both in Cambodia and in France.  Our heartfelt thank you to all our...

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Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia

Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia

Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia  Sokia, our physiotherapist at Phare, has been working with us since 2004 and participating in the early days of our child support initiatives.   “When I started at Phare, we were only two people...

Phare Child Club members, ambassadors of children rights

Phare Child Club members, ambassadors of children rights

MEET PHARE CHILD CLUB MEMBERS, AMBASSADORS OF CHILDREN RIGHTS Phare Ponleu Selpak is dedicated to upholding the rights of all children.  Child Club was created in February 2015, by 30 students from 16 different villages in the communes of Ochar, Chamcar Samrong and...

Dear European volunteers

Dear European volunteers

Dear European VolunteersNovember marks the end of the European Union Aid Volunteers (UEAV) deployment after they have joined Phare team this past year. Arrived in November, January or June for a duration of respectively one year, 9 or 6 months, the 10 volunteers have...

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio How did it all start? The Performing Arts School introduced dance to the curriculum at the end of 2013. The lessons began with traditional Cambodian dance and built from there. Advanced classes introduced students...

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer

Meet Koemyean, visual art teacher in Phare and fashion designer  Koemyean comes from Kor Koh village in Battambang Province. He is 27, and teaches graphic design in our Visual and Applied Arts School (VAAS).  Not so long ago, he was a student in that very same school:...

read more
Phare 25 years fundraising Galas

Phare 25 years fundraising Galas

Phare 25 years Fundraising Galas  This year marks an important year for Phare Ponleu Selpak, we are celebrating  our 25th anniversary! On this special occasion we organized fundraising galas both in Cambodia and in France.  Our heartfelt thank you to all our...

read more
Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia

Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia

Looking back to 15 years of child support in Phare with Sokia  Sokia, our physiotherapist at Phare, has been working with us since 2004 and participating in the early days of our child support initiatives.   “When I started at Phare, we were only two people...

Phare Child Club members, ambassadors of children rights

Phare Child Club members, ambassadors of children rights

MEET PHARE CHILD CLUB MEMBERS, AMBASSADORS OF CHILDREN RIGHTS Phare Ponleu Selpak is dedicated to upholding the rights of all children.  Child Club was created in February 2015, by 30 students from 16 different villages in the communes of Ochar, Chamcar Samrong and...

Dear European volunteers

Dear European volunteers

Dear European VolunteersNovember marks the end of the European Union Aid Volunteers (UEAV) deployment after they have joined Phare team this past year. Arrived in November, January or June for a duration of respectively one year, 9 or 6 months, the 10 volunteers have...

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio

Renovation and professionalization of the dance studio How did it all start? The Performing Arts School introduced dance to the curriculum at the end of 2013. The lessons began with traditional Cambodian dance and built from there. Advanced classes introduced students...