5 EU Aid Volunteers joined Phare Family!

EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union that brings together volunteers and organizations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian and development aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. As part of this initiative five Europeans have arrived at Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) in […]

Joining Forces to Clean Up Our World

Last September, Phare Ponleu Selpak participated in the most powerful “green wave” in the world: the “World Clean-up Day 2018”! The purpose? Standing up against the global trash problem, raising awareness and cleaning-up our direct environment. On that day, millions of volunteers from all over the world – 150 countries – are united in this […]

Welcome to the 2018 Open Days Festival!

On July 6th and 7th, the 2018 Open Days Festival welcomed around 1000 visitors and showcased the work of our talented students, alumni and teachers. It was an opportunity for everyone to discover the state-of-the-art training opportunities offered by our different schools, as well as the other artistic, educational and social programs ran by the […]

TOR Vutha joins international artists at Vermont Studio Center!

TOR Vutha, Phare Ponleu Selpak’s co-founder, teacher and artist, was selected to participate in a 1-month artist residency in the United States of America. Congratulations! In October, he will join about 50 artists in the United States for a 5-week residency, in collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), Vermont Studio Center and Fresh Sound Foundation. He […]

Convergences Awards: we need your vote !

Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards reward the best projects initiated by public, private and solidarity-based partners seeking to build a fair and sustainable future and a “Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty” world. And in 2018, Phare has been selected to participate, as we have a high social impact in Cambodia, our project is […]

KHUON Det, Knight of Arts and Literature

KHUON Det, one of the founders of Phare Ponleu Selpak, and Director of the NGO’s Performing Arts School, received the prestigious title of “Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature” on November the 15th, 2017, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture. This order was created by André Malraux in 1957 and is one […]

Flying Circus Academy Comes to Town

Campus is alive this month with sounds and music, circus, and many different languages. The sounds of drummers playing Brazilian inspired beats echo across the campus. Inside the circus school, artists from around the world are practicing in the sky and on the ground. This can only mean one thing: our Flying Circus Academy is […]

Modern Superwoman: Meet Kimleng Tiv

Meet Kimleng Tiv, former student and now our workshop and events coordinator; and a super woman. Born and raised in Battambang, Kimleng loves working for Phare and has a message to empower girls in Cambodia: “Don’t be afraid to be different.” Kimleng started working with her first NGO back when she was still in high […]

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 […]