On an ordinary day the country is divided by politics, religion, ethnics, culture and language, but in sports we are united and the players of our national football team reflect very well the diversity of the citizens.
Music, art, (international) education also unify. They create an opportunity to share a common goal.
The past, our history brought us where we are in time and space, but more important is what we can share in the present as well as which dreams and goals we have for the future.
We can only achieve great things in life with passion and compassion.
So I am grateful for this overseas experience. In many ways the people of Reunion Island are an example of living together in peace and harmony, accepting, appreciating and celebrating the diversity of its people.
I am not sure what their recipe is, maybe their bond with nature? Maybe because a few generations back they all stranded here, starting a new life far from home?