Saturday, October 3, 2009

Efren Peñaflorida: CNN Hero of the Philippines

I first heard about Efren Peñaflorida from Lea Salonga's tweet on Twitter. Efren is a 28-year old former slum dweller who rose from poverty and formed Dynamic Teen Company, a team of teenage volunteers who teach basic reading and writing to Filipino street children via a "pushcart classroom". Efren is currently featured as 1 of 10 CNN Heroes of 2009. You may read more about Efren Peñaflorida on You may also vote for him as the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year by clicking the link below.

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