Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a non-profit Cambodian association working
with vulnerable children, young adults and their families through
3 interweaving fields of intervention: Arts schools, Social support and
The artistic training offered at PPS has been found to aid concentration, communication and creative thinking skills, vastly improving the choices available to children as they reach adulthood. The social support and education programs ensure that children from disadvantaged families have the extra help and support they need to complete a high quality, well-rounded education.
Graduates from PPS arts schools promote Cambodian art and culture through national and international performances and exhibitions. Professional opportunities are provided by PPS’ sister organisations: Phare the Cambodian Circus and Phare Design Studios. In a country where the arts industry was destroyed through years of upheaval, these initiatives promote a renewed sense of Cambodian pride and identity.