May 29. With Sophany's brilliance, he organized an event to include the entire Chi Phat community to take part in waste collection and recycling. In this way, the villagers will own the concept of Chi Phat to be a litter-free village. The event started with the Chi Phat Commune Chief, Mr. Meong Sophea, and other CBET Council Officials each saying a few words to the crowd of 100+ villagers.
Sophany moderates the event and the Chi Phat Green Ambassadors are introduced. They will lead the waste collection.
Mrs. Ohm Nee. She gave me this hat to protect my face from the sun. Disregarding her own face, she would not take no for an answer. This hat sheilded my face from sun, rain and branches the rest of my trip in Cambodia. Thank you grandma!
Gloves and bags are passed out, and participating villagers are divided into 2 groups to collect litter in both directions on the main street.
Every half mile for 2 miles a sorting station was set up where the Green Ambassadors direct the villager's bags of litter to be emptied sorted into larger bags of waste and recycleable material.
The main road after the event. Absolutely beautiful.
A happy clean up crew!