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A social internship in Kyrgyzstan for SOWO laureate Elke Peeraer

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This year SOWO rewarded its laureate with a social internship, this time as a volunteer in Kyrgyzstan. Out of the 360 third grade students who participated in the Social Science Olympiad, Elke Peeraer was first in the category Health. Then, she was elected as winner of all categories, including Health, Citizenship, Economics, Education and Europe.

The winner of SOWO, Elke Peeraer was rewarded with a social internship to Kyrgyzstan. The finalist was offered not only to travel, but an opportunity to learn more about the needs of the local people and their daily lives. As a volunteer she helped at a school, a health center, and an orphanage.

Social internship
The Flemish Olympiad Association (VOV), the organizer of the event, wants to stress the importance of social values through this internship. They also hope to encourage social responsibility among young people and increased participation in volunteering.
The VOV also has social internships organized in Cape Town (South Africa) and Gaziantep (Turkey).

Flemish Olympiad Association
The Flemish Olympiad Association (VOV) is the organizer of projects suc h as the Social Science Olympiad (, the Mathematics Quiz ( and the Drawing Competition - Art of Living Together ( Adhering to the motto "every child is talented," VOV wants to highlight the hidden talents of the young people through challenging competitions.
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