Phare Performing Social Enterprise Co. Ltd.


The Phare Ponleu Selpak Association (PPSA) – Arts for Human Education is a Cambodian non-governmental organization, founded in 1994 by eight young Cambodians who had returned to their country after spending their childhoods in refugee camps at the Thai-Cambodian border. The organisation provides children, young adults and their families with social, emotional, and cultural support as well as organizing educational programmes. Through its initiatives, it seeks to contribute to the reconstruction of the country and to foster the culture and art of the Khmer people. In 2012, the centre’s public school had 762 students, the art school had 270, and a school for performative arts had 245. In all, the PPSA currently reaches 801 families in the area surrounding their base in the village of An Char. The programmes have been recognised by the Ministry of the Interior and the Council for the Development of Cambodia; PPSA is a regular member of the Cooperation Commission for Cambodia. It maintains partnerships with the Philippine Educational Theatre Association, the Theatre du Soleil, the Music for One Foundation (Korea) and in Germany with the ufaFabrik and interCult GmbH.