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 […]

Student Stories: Bor Hak from Animation

Remember your life at 12 years old? Days spent at school, playing sports in the afternoon, complaining about homework. Not everyone has it so easy. In Cambodia, young children are often trafficked to Thailand for work, illegal and without protections. But thanks to NGO’s like Phare Ponleu Selpak and our partners, some children are able […]

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: Sreynath & Sophea

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 […]

VAAS Parents Meeting

Les parents jouent un rôle important dans l’éducation de leur enfant. Cependant, parfois au Cambodge, il existe une déconnection entre les parents, les enfants et l’école. Pour évoquerce problème, notre école des Arts Visuels et Appliqués a organisé sa rencontre annuelle avec les parents des étudiants le 23 Décembre dernier. Au Cambodge, de nos jours, […]

The Impact of an International Circus Tour

For almost 15 years, our circus and music students have toured Europe twice a year. This month, the students from our popular circus show Influence are on their first international circus tour in France. To get a better understanding of how these international tours impact the lives of our students, we spoke to a group […]

Rin Sophat

La famille Phare a perdu un membre bien-aimé le 24 décembre. Notre artiste et ami, Rin Sophat (diplômé de VAAS en juillet 2016) est décédé. Nous nous souviendrons de son esprit et de ses belles créations. Nos plus sincères condoléances à ses amis et à sa famille. Qu’il repose en paix. The Phare Family lost […]