The Board members of UWC RCN met in Oslo on Friday 2nd December for its quarterly meeting at the offices of our partners, the Norwegian Red Cross. On the evening before, Marianne Andresen kindly hosted a dinner at her house, Smedbraaten, in Bygdøy to thank our Board members drawn from across the Nordic region and our Oslo-based Council members for their unstinting support and commitment to our UWC mission and values. The evening gave us an opportunity to introduce new friends to our world and work as educators – and we were also delighted also to connect with Oslo-based ambassadors, representatives on the Storting’s Education Committee, members of UWC Norge and our colleagues in the Norwegian Red Cross. At the end of the evening, a bouquet of flowers was given to Vibeke L’Orsa Mortensen to celebrate her retirement and to thank her for being a wonderful source of support and inspiration for the SOS Children’s Villages students at RCN over the past 21 years.

For Larry’s speech on building partnerships and bridges to and from Fjaler, please click here.