During our stay in Battambang, half way between the Capital Phnom Pen and Siem Reap (with the famous temples of Ankor), we were able to visit and work with this national treasure.
Phare Ponleu Selpak is a very well known NPO with a circus that ranks among the biggest attractions near and far. The Street Racket team was invited to a show and then worked with kids and teachers of the school that is also featured within the organization.
The young artists can use the various and playful ways to increase their motorskills with the Street Racket concept very well in addition to the training and engage in meaningful activities during the hours spent in school.
Phare Ponleu Selpak – in Khmer, The Brightness of the Arts – is a Cambodian non-profit arts school located in Battambang, offering support to children, youth and the surrounding communities through artistic, educational, social and community outreach and engagement programmes.
Over 1000 students are empowered every year through the schools and programmes: Performing, visual and applied arts leisure classes, and vocational training aid children and young adults to develop their creativity, communication and concentration skills, and to access a sustainable artistic career whilst preserving and promoting Cambodian arts and culture.