In the norwegian language we have a word for voluntary work “dugnad” which is still used in todays society. In former times, when Norway was poor, it was the only way to get local projects done. Everybody pitched in their time and knowledge for benefit of the whole. A wonderful tradition in one of the richest countries in the world. We also have many small villages often far away from each other and “identity” has been a key word in the Norwegian society, being proud where you came from.
“You get educated by travelling”
– Solange Knowles