"I received these awards from different institutions for my work in Solidarity, Leadership and Arts & Cultural management. What matters to me is not the awards themselves but what they represent. In the middle is an art-piece my grandmother made for me with her hand. It sits next to my desk as a daily reminder of the principles she taught me. I owe my work ethic, discipline, education, basically, who I am, to her. She has always been there for me."