May 20. On Monday, May 19, Sophany Touch and I arrived at a scheduled meeting at the US Embassy. Jessica Lane of Community Solutions Program (CSP) had taken ill, so the first question Mr. John Simmons asked was if we could fill in for her the following day to present her CSP presentation. Twenty Eight potential candidates were traveling from all over Cambodia to get information about the CSP Program, which Sophany had taken part the previous fall, 2013. We said yes! Mr. Simmons then asked if I would present my recycling presentation as well. What an honor and an opportunity.
Sophany and I had to change our travel plans to Chi Phat in order to accommodate filling in for Jessica, but it was well worth it. I did well on both presentations, and enjoyed doing them. First I presented Jessica's CSP Program. The candidates asked many questions, most of which Sophany answered. Mr. Uy went over the program application procedure. Sophany then talked about his application process and experience in Houston. Last, I gave my recycling presentation.