WELCOME TO PHARE

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

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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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

Monkeys have invaded the Big Top!

Monkeys have invaded the Big Top!

Last month, our Big Top hosted an array of short showcases thoroughly prepared by our younger performing arts students and their leisure class teachers. A unique opportunity for them to gain valuable stage experience and showcase their talent.

read more
Trail running for our new dance studio

Trail running for our new dance studio

We did it: About fifty runners participated in the 16 km Angkor Ultra Trail around the temples of Angkor on January 18, 2020 to promote Phare Ponleu Selpak but most importantly to raise funds for the renovation of our dance studio.

read more
Meet the little artists of Phare

Meet the little artists of Phare

Meet our budding artists, who are studying both at the Phare Public School and our
Performing Arts School! Thanks to our Sponsorship program, they can enjoy free education
and lots of creative activities on our campus.

read more
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:...

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...

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...

Monkeys have invaded the Big Top!

Monkeys have invaded the Big Top!

Last month, our Big Top hosted an array of short showcases thoroughly prepared by our younger performing arts students and their leisure class teachers. A unique opportunity for them to gain valuable stage experience and showcase their talent.

read more
Trail running for our new dance studio

Trail running for our new dance studio

We did it: About fifty runners participated in the 16 km Angkor Ultra Trail around the temples of Angkor on January 18, 2020 to promote Phare Ponleu Selpak but most importantly to raise funds for the renovation of our dance studio.

read more
Meet the little artists of Phare

Meet the little artists of Phare

Meet our budding artists, who are studying both at the Phare Public School and our
Performing Arts School! Thanks to our Sponsorship program, they can enjoy free education
and lots of creative activities on our campus.

read more
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:...

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...

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...