WELCOME TO PHARE

Phare Ponleu Selpak  – meaning The Brightness of the Arts – is a Cambodian non-profit art school located in Battambang, empowering children, youth and communities through artistic, educational, social support and outreach programs 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.

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

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Malnutrition still impacts many children in Cambodia. Rice, some meat and vegetables is in their diet but seldom fruit and dairy products, because they are not affordable by vulnerable households. Moreover, Cambodians consume excessive amount of salt, sugar, and MSG....

read more
Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

As societies evolve, difficulties that young people also change: scholastic and peer pressure, family breakdowns, toxic living environments, social and cultural changes, the risks connected to the misuse of social networks, difficulties in managing emotions and...

read more
Community Library

Community Library

Out of the Tini Tinou International Festival spotlight, which took everyone’s attention during the months of May and June, our education team was busy launching the community “Mobile Library”. Books have always played a significant role at Phare, engaging many...

read more
Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

On 23 March 2022 Phare Ponleu Selpak hosted a roundtable discussion on child protection and the promotion of positive discipline for children under the topic, “How to Apply Positive Discipline at School”, with seven guest speakers, including Mr. Chhun Ramy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and Mr. Teng Visal the Deputy Director of the Provincial Office of Education (PoE) in Battambang and representative of a few public schools. Student representatives participated in the audience as well.

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

It’s been more than a year our visual arts students have been on and off school following the Government’s protocol as the pandemic spread over the Country. We had shown you back then how the first home confinement had provided Phare artists with time to reflect on this huge wave affecting us all. While Cambodia is facing a new outbreak, they have been expressing their insights and their appeal to pay closer attention to protect ourselves and others. Have a look at their latest works!

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Malnutrition still impacts many children in Cambodia. Rice, some meat and vegetables is in their diet but seldom fruit and dairy products, because they are not affordable by vulnerable households. Moreover, Cambodians consume excessive amount of salt, sugar, and MSG....

read more
Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

As societies evolve, difficulties that young people also change: scholastic and peer pressure, family breakdowns, toxic living environments, social and cultural changes, the risks connected to the misuse of social networks, difficulties in managing emotions and...

read more
Community Library

Community Library

Out of the Tini Tinou International Festival spotlight, which took everyone’s attention during the months of May and June, our education team was busy launching the community “Mobile Library”. Books have always played a significant role at Phare, engaging many...

read more
Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

On 23 March 2022 Phare Ponleu Selpak hosted a roundtable discussion on child protection and the promotion of positive discipline for children under the topic, “How to Apply Positive Discipline at School”, with seven guest speakers, including Mr. Chhun Ramy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and Mr. Teng Visal the Deputy Director of the Provincial Office of Education (PoE) in Battambang and representative of a few public schools. Student representatives participated in the audience as well.

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

It’s been more than a year our visual arts students have been on and off school following the Government’s protocol as the pandemic spread over the Country. We had shown you back then how the first home confinement had provided Phare artists with time to reflect on this huge wave affecting us all. While Cambodia is facing a new outbreak, they have been expressing their insights and their appeal to pay closer attention to protect ourselves and others. Have a look at their latest works!