Efren Peñaflorida

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Efren Peñaflorida Jr was recognized as CNN Hero of the Year for the pushcart classroom program he established in the Philippines.

  • Since 1997, he and more than 12,000 teenage volunteers have taught basic reading and writing skills to more than 1,800 children living on the streets.[1]
  • The pushcart classroom model started by his nonprofit organization, Dynamic Teen Company, has been replicated more than 50 times by different organizations and institutions across the Philippines.[1]

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