morning on our last day, we met with a high official in Buzu, the president of
the city. He started holding a speech and then it was expected by each
countries project manager to say a few words.
Sweden have focused on the "joy of learning". Building bridges
between people are something more than just an abstract metaphor. We do this by
meeting in everyone's environment. Travelling along changes us forever. We must
question our pre-conceptions about each other and we do that for sure by
meeting in different places. We have here in Romania met a beautiful country,
but particularly amazing rare students and staff, which embraced us with open
arms. Thanks for inviting and hosting us.
After me it
was Turkey who would speak and Ibrahim, who took over after Ezra (she is at
home with a small newly arrived baby) was nervous. He made a nice little speech
and was obviously relieved afterwards. Nevertheless, I believe that his speech
most reached our hearts. The joy and warmth expressed of his voice could not be
communicated through internet or a formal meeting.