Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year

Efren Penaflorida, a Filipino, is declared CNN Hero of the Year!

Efren bested 9 other nominees from various parts of the world for the Hero of the Year Award. He is now known around the world as the one who started the “Kariton Klasrum” program.

Through this program Efren and his group, the “Dynamic Teen Company”,  go to various areas in their province carrying books and other educational materials in a cart or “kariton”.  They teach children how to read and write. He started this group when he was still a teenager, thus the name of the group. Efren is now 28 years old.

For more stories about Efren an his heroic efforts, please click on the links below.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20091122-237752/Filipino-declared-Hero-of-the-Year-by-CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/11/16/cnnheroes.tribute.show/index.html

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=525973&publicationSubCategoryId=63

Efren Penaflorida, we are so proud of you!

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