Student Stories: Sophea and Sreynath

Meet Sreynath and Sophea, two 4-year-old kindergarten students at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang. Both children have been enrolled in our kindergarten program for 2 years. We had a quick chat with them, and Sreynath’s mother, to find out if they are enjoying their time in our kindergarten. Kindergarten at Phare Kindergarten is not traditionally […]

Making Sbek Thom: An Interview with a Phare Teacher

  If your home had been ripped apart by civil war, and your culture and arts almost completely erased, what would you do? For the teachers at Phare Ponleu Selpak, the answer is clear: study these ancient arts, and pass them on to the students. This January, through workshops and knowledge sharing, our teachers worked […]

In Memory of Rin Sophat

The Phare Family lost a beloved member on the 24th December. Our artist and friend, Rin Sophat (graduate from VAAS in July 2016) passed away. We will be remembered for his spirit and beautiful creations. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace. នេះជាការបាត់បង់នូវសមាជិកម្នាក់ក្នុងគ្រួសារសមាគមហ្វារពន្លឺសិល្បៈជាទីស្រលាញ់ កាលពី ថ្ងៃទី 24 ខែធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ 2016 កន្លងទៅ។ សិល្បករ និងមិត្តភក្តិរបស់យើង គឺ […]

Donate $1 to Provide 1 Lunch for a Student!

Phare Ponleu Selpak aims to raise $9000 by 30 September, 2016 in order to provide 9000 free lunches to their students. Battambang, Cambodia– Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) is launching a new crowdfunding campaign to raise $9000 and provide 9000 free school lunches to our students. The campaign will use the new platform TOSFund to reach […]

Meet Our Staff: Un Sokheang, Sound Technician

Un Sokheang is the technician and sound studio intern at Phare Ponleu Selpak. Over the last 8 months, Sokheang has taken seven trainings on sound engineering and been selected as the intern for the EU funded Sound Studio on the PPSA campus. And he did all of this while taking night classes at nearby Build […]

Open Day Festivities

On July 8th, 2016, we opened our doors for a huge day of student performances and exhibits here at Phare Ponleu Selpak. This yearly event is one of our favorites, and a huge hit with our local community. On Open Day, we finally get to show the world something that we’ve been talking about all […]

Children’s Day Celebrations

Phare Ponleu Selpak celebrated International Children’s Day with a morning full of performances and exhibitions by students of all ages. We celebrated the children in our community while raising awareness about issues like violence, trafficking, and discrimination, that impact children in Cambodia and around the world. There were many amusing, moving, and exciting performances this […]