Dara's thoughts, feelings, experiences of and expression to the world aroud him
Who the hell is Dara?
I am the sum of my experiences.
I am a troubled but fun kind of human.
I am passionate about life with dignity.
My thinking and feelings are expressed here in my own personal space.
Currenlty I work, play and dream big together with 47 artists and 70 team members in Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE) http://www.pharecircus.org in her
mission of supporting Phare Ponleu Selpak school, providing professional
opportunities for Cambodian youth and revitalizing arts in Cambodia.
I was a student at Phare Ponleu Selpak Association in 2001 in my High School Year in Battambang.
I was later an interpreter at Phare and joined the first group of performing artists on
awareness theater/circus performance tours to educate rural Cambodian
populations on landmines, malaria, dengue fever and other public health and
I spent 13 years of my professional careers in travel, tourism, hospitality and events management in Cambodia before I embarked on the journey on artists career and social programs sustainability in 2013. I have a keen interest in business and personal development and entrepreneurship. My dream is to develop and enhance a strongly reputable and internationally recognized Cambodian brand which Phare already is.
CEO, Phare Performing Social Enterprises www.pharecircus.org www.pharestudio.org
Board Member, Phare Ponleu Selpak www.phareps.org
Salburg Global Seminar Young Cultural Innovator Fellow 2015
Cambodian Living Arts Fellow 2016
Mekong Cultural Hub Rep 2019-2020
To learn more:
Asia Life Magazine, an interview with Dara HUOT
Podcast interview: Arts as a therapy
Be conneted and engaged:
What? “Jungle Trail / 32 km: like the Bayon Trail Angkor, this event will take place on the Angkor archaeological site in the province of northern Cambodia Siem Reap. This Trail of 32 km will be run on a wilderness routes, through rice fields and a natural environment of an incredible beauty without forgetting the crossings of small villages and in the background : the Angkor Temples.”
Why? You know, I am abit crazy. I love to just walk and get lost in the beauty of my beloved Siem Reap. And plus this sounds amazingly fun.
Why 2,500 EUR fundraising goal? Well it’s Phare Ponleu Selpak (Brightness of the Arts)’s 25 years anniversary. This will fund study and living cost scholarship for students at Phare. How gratifying will it be if I reach this goal? And plus, I love to take numbers from the sky because my name is Dara.
Okay. I finally decided to train and take better care of myself for a healthier ME so I can continue the journey to Cambodian artists career development and program sustainability with Phare longer and smarter. Thanks Phare Ponleu Selpak team for giving me a goal to work towards. My lazy self has to start preparing and conditioning my body from now on. Mind you, I’ll be doing Nordic/fast walking rather than running. Join me in this adventure if this is your cup of tea.
I have been with Phare Social Enterprise for the past 7 years. I am a much happier person than I have ever been before. I have also learned to give without expecting anything in return. I have found meangings and peace. I learned to discover myself and my values. Thank you artists and Phare Dreatm Team. It is my privilege to be working with Cambodian young people and help them see and reach their own potentials. Our social enterprise is doing well. We have been employing many artists and staff. We still have a long way to go to reach Phare NGO School’s full sustainability.
I will raise fund to help students in need to study creative and life skills to become productive member of Cambodian society.
I would greatly appreciate if you could help me in my fundraising efforts by making a donation to Phare Ponleu Selpak and bringing awareness around my fundraising efforts. There are no small donations.
Donations are processed through Alvarum. European citizens will receive tax deductible receipt from Alvarum when making the donation.
In April 2019, Phare arstists and team members went to a learning expedition to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prasat Sambo Preikuk and spend quality time together for our biggest staff event of the year for team building and learning. We stayed for 2 nights in Preah Vihear Province in Jambok Hoas Adventure Learning Center.
It was a
great experience and we really did learn about from both the temple and the
activities at the teambuilding learning center. We learn about our roles as
Cambodian artists in the society today looking to the past heritage and pride
as well as the 5 values at the adventure learning center:
Creative solutions! The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity for finding creative solutions. For example we started Phare in Siem Reap without money. We survive and succeed. It was a creative solution.
I do not know Switzerland enough but I have been fortunute to have visited the country nearly 10 times to see my sister and her family and build some maazing friendship there. These are what make me love this country and the people:
១-) បឹងបួរដ៏ធំៗជាច្រើន The lakes. The big beautiful lakes.
២-) ផ្ទះម៉ូតបូរាណ The houses in traditional achetechtures
៣-) ភ្នំដ៏ធំៗនិងស្អាត the mountains
៤-) ប្រជាធិប្បតេយ្យដោយផ្ទាល់ Direct Democracy
៥-) ប្រព័ន្ធហ្វឹកហាត់ការងារដ៏មានប្រសិទ្ធិភាពសម្រាប់យុវជន យុវនារីនៅវិទ្យាល័យ The Swiss Vocational and Professional Educatiobn & Training sysm
៦-)ជីវិតមនុស្សមានតម្លៃ the sanctity of human lives