Pinoy CNN Hero.. Vote for Efren
FILIPINO youth worker and teacher Efren Peñaflorida, 27, has been nominated a “CNN Hero,” a title bestowed on ordinary citizens around the world accomplishing extraordinary deeds.
Peñaflorida will be featured on CNN’s Larry King Live (airing Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Manila Time). At high school days his times was considered as hell being harrased by local gangster in his town as he grew up in nearby slum area..
But despite of this hindi po ito naging hadlang para tapusin nya ang kanyang pag aaral.
Sa edad nyang 16 anyos, nagawa nyang magrecruite ng kanyang mga kamag aral para magturo
sa mga batang nasa slum area na malapit din sa kanyang lugar.Iyun ay kanilang ginagawa tuwing araw ng sabado. And that was the begining of Dynamic Teen Company or better know as DTC.
At sa loob ng 10 taon ang DTC ay nakapagtala ng mahigit 10,000 members. They have tutored approximately 1,500 children from tha slums area. DTC became the solution Efren envisioned. It gives high-school students an alternative to gangs and young children access to education. At 27, Efren continues to share the gift of learning.
He teaches at a local private school in Cavite City and still accompanies DTC to the slums every Saturday. Peñaflorida is the third of approximately 32 heroes to be unveiled this year.
An esteemed blue-ribbon panel will then select the top 10 CNN Heroes before the international public selects the CNN Hero of the Year via voting at the CNN Heroes site .
At a year-end gala, CNN will honor these 10 heroes and reveal the CNN Hero of the Year, who will receive $100,000. In its second year in 2008, the multi platform initiative received nearly 4,000 submissions from 75 countries. A special “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” program will then air globally on CNN International, CNN/US and CNN en Español.
So my fellow countrymen and readers.. pls vote for our Pinoy CNN Heroes of the year..
On how to vote pls. click on this site..
Be Filipino be a proud to be a CNN hero.
source: bisness mirror/abs-cbnnews