[Originally published in the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Weekender Edition.]
I have to write three things today. First, I’ve got this column. Then a column discussing privacy issues in an online world. Then I have to write a farewell letter to someone who’s shared my life for the last year and a half.
My friend is only one of thousands of admirable people from nations all over the world who have devoted a part of their lives to making Vanuatu a better place. For the most part, they labour quietly, preferring to draw attention to Vanuatu’s development than to themselves.
Yesterday was International Volunteer Day, so I thought I’d take this (belated) opportunity to let you say thanks.