Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vote "Efren Penaflorida" as CNN Hero of the Year

Many ordinary Filipinos have become heroes in their own special way and one of these ordinary man doing extra ordinary things is Efren Penaflorida, a social worker and teacher by profession devote his life in the advocacy of reaching out to the less fortunate kids. Efren was a middle child of Efren Penaflorida Sr. and Lucila Geronimo, (a tricycle driver and a vendor). Efren's life was full of struggles even at an early age, he grew up and lived near the dump site of Cavite City.

At an early age, Efren knew that education will be the best key to alleviate their status, that's why he study very hard. During his high school days he encountered being bullied by some kids to join gangs,fraternities and some resorted violent acts and throw rocks at them and with that experience drove Efren and three high school friends to form DTC (Dynamic Teen Company)which aims to divert kids from joining fraternities and gangs.

DTC (Dynamic Teen Company) started as a friendship club a more or less 20 members and their primary goal is to provide youth awareness projects, talent and self-development activities and community service in Cavite. In 1999, DTC began to reach out to slum kids by conducting outreach classes. The concept of using push cart came into their minds when the club's office burned down. They built blackboard, stocked pens, books tables and chair on their pushcart classroom. They go to the places like cemetery, dump sites.

With this advocacy Efren and company was able to reached out and teached less fortunate kids to learn the basics of counting, reading and writing.

Let's help and support Efren and his group by voting on this site so he will be able to continue his advocacy of helping more kids with his pushcart classrooms.
We can all vote for Efren Penaflorida as many times as we want.


iisaw =) on December 7, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

im proud of him :) really.

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