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 […]

Student Stories: Srey Nuth from Dance

“I am very happy when the audience claps for us. This is what gives us the motivation to continue.” Srey Nuth, 19, is a student of traditional Apsara dance at Phare Ponleu Selpak. When she first started taking classes at age 13, she had never seen a live dance performance before. “I had only ever […]

Student Stories: Soun Kunthea

Soun Kunthea is a new student at Phare Ponleu Selpak, but she already has big ambitions. “When I finish my studies, I want to be a graphic designer,” she says. “I plan  to develop completely new ways of designing in Cambodia!” Kunthea enrolled in the preparation class in 2015. Within four months, it was clear […]

Student Stories: Serey Rath from Kindergarten

Serey Rath is a lively, smiling five year old girl. She comes from a family of four that lives in Kach Kor village, not far from the PPS campus. When I ask Serey how long she has been coming to classes at the kindergarten, she frowns and thinks for a moment. “About ten years,” she […]