Feel, Places & things of interests, wisdom

គំនិត / សិល្បៈ / ស្ថាបត្យកម្ម / រចនា / ប្រព័ន្ធ / ការច្នៃប្រឌិតនិងការបំផុសគំនិត, Ideas/arts/architecture/designs/system/innovation & inspiration

ទាំងនេះគឺជាអ្វីដែលបំផុសគំនិតខ្ញុំ។​ These are the things that inspire me.

គំនិត / សិល្បៈ / ស្ថាបត្យកម្ម / រចនា / ប្រព័ន្ធ / ការច្នៃប្រឌិតនិងការបំផុសគំនិត Ideas/arts/architecture/designs/system/innovation & inspiration

Experience, Expression, Places & things of interests

សូមអបអរសាទរការច្នៃប្រឌិតតន្ត្រីចាស់និងថ្មីរបស់ខ្មែរ, Let’s celebrate Cambodian old and new music creativity

Expression, Places & things of interests

The Vocational Training system for young people in Switzerland

How can offer everyone a chance to live a decent living without having to go for the rat race. Yes. Those who want and are up for it can join the race. Those who might wish to lead a slower pace life should still be able to enjoy life and not be in survival mode. This is what I learn from the Swiss education system. Something to keep in mind and be inspired from.

9th, November 2016, Schoenenwerd, Soloturn, Switzerland

Cultural Leadership, Expression, Feel, Places & things of interests

Cambodian Creativity at Phare Ponleu Selpak in 2016


On July 8th, 2016, we opened our doors for a huge day of student performances and exhibits here at Phare Ponleu Selpak. This yearly event is one of our favorites, and a huge hit with our local community. On Open Day, we finally get to show the world something that we’ve been talking about all year: our students are the best!
Read more here: http://phareps.org/news/open-day-festivities-37

Photos from Phare Ponleu Selpak Open Days

Cultural Leadership, Places & things of interests

Phare Ponleu Selpak’s 20th birthday

It’s celebration time for 20 years of Phare Ponleu Selpak – and you’re invited!

By Emily Martin
Yes, you read correctly – Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA), the NGO School which is dedicated to transforming young Cambodian’s lives through education and art, is celebrating 20 YEARS in the community.
For such a milestone it’s only fitting to throw some sort of party, and on Sunday 15 March a Gala Event will be held at the iconic Sofitel Ballroom in Phnom Penh. On this night the most generous of hearts in the city will come together to celebrate two decades of giving support to vulnerable children, young adults and their families – and will help with the continuation of this mission.
The Gala event will be raising funds to support the ongoing work and future growth of PPSA. With ongoing support of the many people invested in a bright future for Cambodia, Phare is able to continue providing a nurturing and creative environment where young people can access quality arts training, education and social support.
These services are currently offered to almost 1,500 children and young adults, serving as a vital creative resource for the larger community. We believe passionately in the power of the arts as a tool for human development and social change.
Mr. Khuon Det is the Artistic Director of PPSA’s Performing Arts Department and is one of the co-founders of the association. He’s never waivered in his passion and belief of arts used for healing and transformation. “This Gala Event represents a major milestone for us at Phare Ponleu Selpak. For 20 years, Phare Ponleu Selpak has made an impressive impact on the lives of vulnerable children, young adults and their families who are desperately in need of support”
The event will feature a performance of Sokha, a breathtaking ensemble group of circus, music and live painter performers. The event will also recount the history of Phare Ponleu Selpak, as the show is a metaphor for the association’s origins.
Before the show, the Sofitel Hotel will provide guests with a delicious brunch and following the show, the paintings created through the event will be sold at an auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs after the event.
Ticket price:
Adults $25 / VIP $3
Children $15 / VIP $25
To learn more about this event and purchase tickets please contact
Noemie Audibert
Development Officer
Phone: +855 (0) 70 465 312
Phare Ponleu Selpk is the NGO School which started the ‘Phare Family’. Just two years ago Phare, The Cambodian Circus was born in order to provide jobs for the talented and experienced circus and music students, and help with the sustainability of the school.Read about our recent 2-year anniversary of the Siem Reap venue.
Read Det’s story – the co-founder of the school, and founder of the circus programme.
What is Phare all about ? Read here…
Places & things of interests


PAMINA DEVI, a Cambodian classical dance drama choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and performed by the renowned Khmer Arts Ensemble, turns one eye toward Mozart’s operatic exploration of enlightened change in the aftermath of the American and French Revolutions and another eye toward the choreographer’s own contrary experience with ‘enlightened’ change and revolution. Recorded live at New York’s Joyce Theater (2007, 90 min.); Sophiline Cheam Shapiro will be present at the screening (Q&A).

Places & things of interests

"Now we strive, not survive" Exhibition at the Meta House

Photograph Exhibition opening
“Daughters” is a local non-governmental organization that provides comprehensive services to female victims of sexual exploitation of any age and nationality who are working in the sex-industry in Cambodia, empowering them with the courage, inner resources and external resources to make life-style changes for their own lives.

Our new exhibition features work by four young women who’ve come from backgrounds of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Now employed at Daughters Center, the women have been given the opportunity to develop their artistic talents and express themselves through art and photography.”