Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Efren Penaflorida - CNN Hero

Efren Penaflorida is one of CNN Heroes, Ordinary People Extraordinary Impact.

He is from Cavite, Philippines and he founded the Dynamic Teen Company in 1997 with twenty volunteers. He started this group to dissuade youngsters from joining gangs and instead encourages young people to study to improve their lives. His group teaches young people in the streets not only functional literacy but also good values.

Efren Penaflorida and his volunteers use pushcarts they refer to as “Kariton Klasrum.” These pushcarts hold their mini library, teaching aids, a black board and detachable tables and chairs. These mobile classrooms help them conduct their lessons in the streets for the underprivileged children

Dynamic Teen Company has 2000 volunteers to date and aside from bringing education in the street, they also have a feeding program for abandoned children.

After Typhoon Ondoy, their “Kariton Klasrum,” where converted to relief carts that brought food, clothes and other goods to the typhoon victims.

Efren Penaflorida dreams to have a permanent place for these street children

Check the other inspiring people at CNN Heroes and don’t forget to vote for Efren Penaflorida.


Meryl (proud pinay) said...

I will vote for him...ang galing nya at napaka tyagang bata...matulungin..great job...
saludo ako sa maganda nyang hangarin! ^_^

Yami said...

I heard about this guy over the radio. simple guy with extraordinary spirit. I will vote for him. thanks for sharing.


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