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Amsterdammertje van het Jaar


Amsterdammertje van het Jaar visits Beursplein 5

The Stadmakertjes Foundation (‘little citymakers’) has organized the junior election ‘Amsterdammertje van het Jaar’ for the fourth time. The city of Amsterdam and Rabobank support the initiative. In the last couple of months, everyone in Amsterdam could nominate his or her little hero, in the ages of 8 to 15 years. A jury chose the top 10 and the winner. The most important selection criterion: the winner should be someone who works selflessly on behalf of the cause, and has to set an example for others. 

Toby Pérez Riquelme sounds the gong. He decided he could do something, even as a young kid. With the Amsterdam Welcome Refugees-group, he started picking up refugees from Central Station, and bringing them to new clothes and to their night shelter. He is by far the youngest in the team, and he puts in long hours.

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