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 […]

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 […]