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.
Started very early in a very snowy Stockholm Sweden at 4:45 at Arlanda Terminal 2.
It was Daniel, Ms. Anneli, Yoonsik, Alejandro, Axel and Ms. U. We flew with AirBerlin in an almost empty plane. The boys could spread out in it and sleep, but they did not, instead they had a deep conversation.
During the day we saw some proof of recycling awareness in Bucharest.
The boys got some LIE to spend in one of the biggest mals of Europe.
Axel bought a set of cards with strange advices on how to socialise with the other gender.
Ms. Anneli enlightened him with some life skills contradicting the cards.
The boys are now with their host families and we are at the hotel.
We missed one of the students, Giordan, but heard from her mum that she was coming with another plane due to some misunderstandings. Actually she is on her way right now. Ms. Anneli will go to Bucharest and meet her in half an hour . The head master for the school we are visting has arranged a ride with his car and a driver who speaks nothing but Rumanian, but Ms. Anneli will manage through body language and gestures as the drama teacher she is.