[WUF9] Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE)

Southeast Asia
SSE Organisation
Social enterprise

Presented at ​WUF9 (World Urban Forum) Networking Event 

Date ​11th Feb, 2018

Organisation Phare Performing Social Enterprise 

Presenter ​Dara Huot

Country Cambodia


The ‘Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE)’ which has been trying to rebuild and heal the community through the art after the Cambodian Civil War (1970-1975). In this context, ‘Phare Ponleu Selpak Association’, an NGO, was established to provide art education and social support for the war-stricken youth, and then the PPSE has been started in 2013 as a social enterprise support system for the NGOs. Those organizations have been targeting the vulnerable children, the youth and their families. Ultimately, assisting them to have the leverages for the professional skills to generate profits that in turn, fund the NGO school. Through this supporting structure, PPSE has been establishing the sustainable eco-system. According the Dara Huot, CEO of the PPSE, the social charter of PPSE also operates as a signpost to keep its mission as a social business. Moreover, it has been contributing to the revival of Cambodian arts and culture.