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Cambodia’s Circus School: Vaulting Young Performers to a Better Life

When she was seven years old, Pin Phunam would wake at 4 a.m. and leave the house with her mother and siblings to pick up trash for recycling – plastic bottles, glass bottles, tin cans. Some of the money earned from scavenging went for food; much was taken by her father, a violent alcoholic. He died six years later. By then Phunam, aged 13, was enrolled at the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) school in the western city of Battambang, where many talented but poor or at-risk children can get an...

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