My Speech on the First Day of School (Translated into English)
Hello students, parents and teachers. My name is "Domnul Peter," or "Mr. Peter" when we are in class. I came from America, and whether you believe it or not, I have waited three years to be here with you today.
Today, 33 volunteers and I are starting lessons in Moldova for the first time. We are here for two years because we want to know more about the world and we want you to learn more about America. But what is most important is that we want to help in any way that we can. I am in Mereseni for you. I have ideas right now about how I can help here, but I don't know what you want, and that is more important. When you have ideas, tell me! I cannot move mountains, but together we can work to make something special for this school and this village.
I think I am very lucky to be in Mereseni, a beautiful village where I can make acquaintances with everyone. I hope, too, that soon, your village will become our village, and your school will become our school. I am very pleased to meet everyone, and I thank you.