Paul Stinson served in Thailand 1973-1976 -Podcast # 99

Noulan Bowker who also served in Thailand turned in Paul Stinson and now we have both their stories in first voice.

It was a pleasure meeting now CAPRA President Paul who remembered people and his time with CUSO very fondly. He taught English in Chombung, a small rural community that had a teachers training college. It is now a University. He remembers the students representing a real cross section of the Thai population. Two students from each province were given a scholarship to study at Chombung.

Paul said, "it was the luckiest day of my life when CUSO accepted me"

He had studied Political Science and History at Western. He came from Sarnia, Ontario.

He describes his experience with CUSO as life changing making him a citizen of the world.

He has worked with IDRC and many other international companies and organizations since. Today he still parlays his business contacts in China with companies in North America.

We can expect Paul at our reunion in Ottawa and in Vancouver. he was really happy to see Ian Smillie's book, The Land of Lost Content and recognized many people in it.

Paul, I am expecting you to turn in other long lost RV's.

Thanks for a wonderful interview!

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