March 9, 2009

Efren Penaflorida is Our Modern Day Hero

You don't need to be a celebrity or a philanthropist to help other people.

That's what Efren Penaflorida did to the youth in Cavite. For almost 12 years, he and his other teen companions frequent the streets and other slum areas to teach basic writing and reading to the youth.

Aside from a heart and willingness to help, they have an armored push cart that never fails to carry books and school supplies to aid their teaching and facilitation to the kids.

I only knew how some fellow Filipinos regard him and his teams work, locally. So I was surprised to see on TV that he was interviewed by Larry King because he was nominated to be a CNN hero.

Being a fellow Filipino who believes on his talent, I am proud to say that he deserves to be recognized for his efforts. So if you have some time to spend online, please checkout the CNN article about him and his group. I'm sure this is worth your time.

And if you have some more minutes left, please drop a comment or post about him and his Dynamic Teen Company. A little post can extend pride and support to the people who always in the look for kids' literacy amidst poverty.