About Karona

The story of first recipient of the Srey Bandaul Art Development Fund.

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

As societies evolve, difficulties that young people also change: scholastic and peer pressure, family breakdowns, toxic living environments, social and cultural changes, the risks connected to the misuse of social networks, difficulties in managing emotions and...

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Malnutrition still impacts many children in Cambodia. Rice, some meat and vegetables is in their diet but seldom fruit and dairy products, because they are not affordable by vulnerable households. Moreover, Cambodians consume excessive amount of salt, sugar, and MSG....

Community Library

Out of the Tini Tinou International Festival spotlight, which took everyone’s attention during the months of May and June, our education team was busy launching the community “Mobile Library”. Books have always played a significant role at Phare, engaging many...

Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

On 23 March 2022 Phare Ponleu Selpak hosted a roundtable discussion on child protection and the promotion of positive discipline for children under the topic, “How to Apply Positive Discipline at School”, with seven guest speakers, including Mr. Chhun Ramy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and Mr. Teng Visal the Deputy Director of the Provincial Office of Education (PoE) in Battambang and representative of a few public schools. Student representatives participated in the audience as well.

Arts Integration in our Kindergarten & Child Development Center

Here at Phare Ponleu Selpak, we believe strongly in the power of the arts to change lives. And science is on our side!

Read the inspiring story of Pagna, animation alumnus and Project Supervisor at Phare Creative Studio.

Pagna comes from Ang village in Battambang Province, very close from Phare campus where he is working as a Project Supervisor for Phare Creative Studio. Despite his young age, he has been involved in Phare for already 20 years!

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

It’s been more than a year our visual arts students have been on and off school following the Government’s protocol as the pandemic spread over the Country. We had shown you back then how the first home confinement had provided Phare artists with time to reflect on this huge wave affecting us all. While Cambodia is facing a new outbreak, they have been expressing their insights and their appeal to pay closer attention to protect ourselves and others. Have a look at their latest works!

Read the testimony and tribute to Lok Kru Bandaul from Kunthary, a fervent supporter of Phare and Cambodian Arts

“My family’s connection to Phare, as I came to learn, dates back to the 1980’s when my father, as a Member of the Executive Committee of one of the resistance groups at the Thai-Cambodian border, had an oversight responsibility of the civilian affairs of all the refugee camps the group was overseeing, of which Site 2 – where Phare founders grew up and started drawing classes – was part of.”

Phare Ponleu Selpak grabs 4 gold trophies at the prestigious Stevie International Business Awards

After the most difficult year in our history, including the closure of our circuses with disastrous impact on funding, we have triumphed against the odds to win four gold awards at the Stevie International Business Awards (IBAs)! Phare has just been recognised once again for our audacious 24 hour circus World record attempt and fundraiser.

About Karona

The story of first recipient of the Srey Bandaul Art Development Fund.

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

As societies evolve, difficulties that young people also change: scholastic and peer pressure, family breakdowns, toxic living environments, social and cultural changes, the risks connected to the misuse of social networks, difficulties in managing emotions and...

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Malnutrition still impacts many children in Cambodia. Rice, some meat and vegetables is in their diet but seldom fruit and dairy products, because they are not affordable by vulnerable households. Moreover, Cambodians consume excessive amount of salt, sugar, and MSG....

Community Library

Out of the Tini Tinou International Festival spotlight, which took everyone’s attention during the months of May and June, our education team was busy launching the community “Mobile Library”. Books have always played a significant role at Phare, engaging many...

Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

On 23 March 2022 Phare Ponleu Selpak hosted a roundtable discussion on child protection and the promotion of positive discipline for children under the topic, “How to Apply Positive Discipline at School”, with seven guest speakers, including Mr. Chhun Ramy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and Mr. Teng Visal the Deputy Director of the Provincial Office of Education (PoE) in Battambang and representative of a few public schools. Student representatives participated in the audience as well.

Arts Integration in our Kindergarten & Child Development Center

Here at Phare Ponleu Selpak, we believe strongly in the power of the arts to change lives. And science is on our side!

Read the inspiring story of Pagna, animation alumnus and Project Supervisor at Phare Creative Studio.

Pagna comes from Ang village in Battambang Province, very close from Phare campus where he is working as a Project Supervisor for Phare Creative Studio. Despite his young age, he has been involved in Phare for already 20 years!

Creating during the pandemic – Check the latest works of our visual artists!

It’s been more than a year our visual arts students have been on and off school following the Government’s protocol as the pandemic spread over the Country. We had shown you back then how the first home confinement had provided Phare artists with time to reflect on this huge wave affecting us all. While Cambodia is facing a new outbreak, they have been expressing their insights and their appeal to pay closer attention to protect ourselves and others. Have a look at their latest works!

Read the testimony and tribute to Lok Kru Bandaul from Kunthary, a fervent supporter of Phare and Cambodian Arts

“My family’s connection to Phare, as I came to learn, dates back to the 1980’s when my father, as a Member of the Executive Committee of one of the resistance groups at the Thai-Cambodian border, had an oversight responsibility of the civilian affairs of all the refugee camps the group was overseeing, of which Site 2 – where Phare founders grew up and started drawing classes – was part of.”

Phare Ponleu Selpak grabs 4 gold trophies at the prestigious Stevie International Business Awards

After the most difficult year in our history, including the closure of our circuses with disastrous impact on funding, we have triumphed against the odds to win four gold awards at the Stevie International Business Awards (IBAs)! Phare has just been recognised once again for our audacious 24 hour circus World record attempt and fundraiser.

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

Be like the bamboo, bend but not break

As societies evolve, difficulties that young people also change: scholastic and peer pressure, family breakdowns, toxic living environments, social and cultural changes, the risks connected to the misuse of social networks, difficulties in managing emotions and...

read more
Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Promoting school nutrition and Gardening

Malnutrition still impacts many children in Cambodia. Rice, some meat and vegetables is in their diet but seldom fruit and dairy products, because they are not affordable by vulnerable households. Moreover, Cambodians consume excessive amount of salt, sugar, and MSG....

read more
Community Library

Community Library

Out of the Tini Tinou International Festival spotlight, which took everyone’s attention during the months of May and June, our education team was busy launching the community “Mobile Library”. Books have always played a significant role at Phare, engaging many...

read more
Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

Phare Hosts Roundtable on Positive Discipline

On 23 March 2022 Phare Ponleu Selpak hosted a roundtable discussion on child protection and the promotion of positive discipline for children under the topic, “How to Apply Positive Discipline at School”, with seven guest speakers, including Mr. Chhun Ramy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and Mr. Teng Visal the Deputy Director of the Provincial Office of Education (PoE) in Battambang and representative of a few public schools. Student representatives participated in the audience as well.

read more