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The Young Amsterdam Citizens of the Year 2014 sound gong


The Young Amsterdam Citizens of the Year 2014 Award winners,twins Vera and Anna van Korven and their friend Salma Moudifd sound the gong.

Vera, Anna and Salma are in the first year of high school, and this school year they started a project against cursing with the disease cancer. To stop this, they plan on giving presentations in the whole school. They even visited the oncology department of the hospital to get more information. But the girls do not stop there: because there was no restaurant at their new high school, they decided to start selling pizzas, with the profits donated to the cancer foundation. The girls also want to raise money by collecting empty bottles and organising a charity run. The Wikistad-foundation, in cooperation with the Discussion can be learned-Foundation, organised this junior election for the third time. The city of Amsterdam and newspaper Het Parool support the initiative. In the last couple of months, everyone in Amsterdam could nominate his or her little hero, in the age of 8 to 15 years. A jury chose the top 10 and the winner. The most important selection criterion was already determined by children themselves: the winner should be someone who works selflessly on behalf of the cause, and has to set an example for others.

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