Vote Efren Peñaflorida For 2009 Top CNN Hero

Vote Efren Peñaflorida For 2009 Top CNN Hero


Efren Peñaflorida is one of the 2009 Top 10 CNN Heroes. We don’t need another super hero; a man of steel, a friendly neighborhood or the x-men. Heroes are just around the corner. CNN Heroes are ordinary people with extra ordinary impact.




Efren Peñaflorida is a teacher and a social worker. He grew up in Cavite City, Philippines. He has been recognized as one of the 2009 CNN Heroes for his outstanding advocacy to educate Filipino out of school youth through “Push Cart Classes.” Efren recalled to standing against a gang leader and refuse to join the gang, in high school. At the age of 16, he and his friends conceptualize an idea to divert teenagers like them to be productive. He was born from a poor family and lived in a shanty near dump site. Despite of the poverty he managed to finished his study.

He concern for the unschooled children in his hometown. He then established Dynamic Teen Company (DTC). After a decade DTC has gained around 10,000 memberships. They conducted tutorials for approximately 1,500 children. Pushcart classroom teaches basic reading and writing to street children every Saturday. DTC also runs a hygiene clinic, where children can get a bath and learn how to brush their teeth

Among their awards are:

* Outstanding Volunteer Award
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and United Nations Volunteer Program (UNVP) – 2008


* Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO)
National Youth Commission of the Philippines – 2008
TAYO Awards Foundation – 2008
Coca-cola Foundation, Philippines – 2008


* Bayaning Samahang Pilipino
ABS-CBN Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. – 2007
14th Congress Republic of the Philippines – 2007

DTC Official website: http://dynamicteencompany.org/

Let support our own hero! Be Proud to be a Filipino

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Efren Peñaflorida 2009 CNN Hero


5 comments:

The Pope said...

Thank you for posting bro, kahapon ko pa gustong i-post ito, but i was so busy, I have already voted for him yesterday.

Let us be proud to have a Filipino in the Top 10 Finalist ng CNN Heroes 2009.

God bless.

Lord CM said...

Ilan pa kayong katulad nyang may magandang kalooban? sana sila na lang ung mga nakaupo sa Gobyerno...

Panalangin kong maging Top CNN Hero sya..

Life Moto said...

Pope - we have to spread this campagin to support our own hero.

Lord Cm- marmi pa sila dyan sa tabitabi. lalo now they almost 10,000 volunteers. sana marami pang tulad nila.

BlogusVox said...

I saw his heroism in TFC and yes, he deserve to be nominated.

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