Saturday, October 03, 2009

CNN Heroes - Please Vote!!!

Efren Peñaflorida is one of the Top Ten at the CNN Heroes
  • Efren Peñaflorida was bullied by gangs in high school in the Philippines
  • Now his Dynamic Teen Company offers an alternative to gangs through education
  • Since 1997, some 10,000 members have taught more than 1,500 children in slums

For the past 12 years, Peñaflorida and his team of teen volunteers have taught basic reading and writing to children living on the streets. Their main tool: A pushcart classroom.

He created the Dynamic Teen Company to offer his classmates an outlet to lift up themselves and their community. For Peñaflorida, that meant returning to the slums of his childhood to give kids the education he felt they deserved.

"They need education to be successful in life. It's just giving them what others gave to me," he says.

Today, children ranging from ages 2 to 14 flock to the pushcart every Saturday to learn reading, writing, arithmetic and English from Peñaflorida and his trained teen volunteers.

Read His Full Story Here and to Vote Click Here

Voting continues until Thursday, November 19, 2009 (6 a.m. ET). There is no limit on the number of times you may vote for the Hero of the Year.


Life Moto said...

Nice move here Dubai base. Previously I have a related article. Why don't youuu add the voting widget also, can be found in DTC website.
let us support our own hero.

Buddy dela Cruz said...

yes you are right lito, lets support our own hero... Chhers

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