Week begins in Sarajevo where I am interviewing potential HMC scholars for the HMC Eastern European Projects, a scheme that started soon after the collapse of the USSR and was initially backed by Soros money. We are picking 55 scholars from 11 countries and I am doing Bosnia- Herzegovina. So, although I am quite used to interviewing potential 6th formers, there are some big adjustments to make and it is intriguing and humbling to be part of it. I am reminded how life-changing are the opportunities that our schools can provide, especially if you come from an area like Sarajevo, which has had such a grim time, making so many headlines it would rather have avoided.
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