Voice of America Interviews Cambodian Circus 'Phare'

Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Give2Asia fiscal sponsorship partner supporting youth education and development through the arts, offering free academic and arts education to more than 1,000 students. We previously featured them as part of a travelogue series by Crowdfunding Manager, Garrison Spencer.

'Phare' the Cambodian Circus is the social enterprise of the organization, somewhat of a circus subsidiary. A popular tourist destination in Siem Reap, Phare performs seven nights a week, attracting many tourists and attendees. The circus provides professional development to students and some financial support to the school. 

Voice of America Khmer interviewed Craig Dodge, Phare's Director of Sales and Marketing.

..they were taking kids out of poverty and out of these really tragic circumstances. Giving them skills but the job market just didn’t exist. So the school said, “What can we do to help them use their skills to earn a good living?

To learn more about Phare Ponleu Selpak, please visit their website at www.phareps.org or visit  www.give2asia.org/ppsto make a contribution.