When Efren Penaflorida added me up on Twitter, I had no idea who he was. The name sounded familiar though, so I googled him. It turned out Efren was THE guy I had read about in an article (I cannot even remember where) who has been making it his mission to raise the level of education of streetkids by actually bringing the school to the streets.
Read the story of Efren HERE.
CNN has launched a search for its 2009 CNN Hero and Efren is one of the finalists after CNN whittled down the list from 9,000 submissions from over 100 countries. Read HERE how CNN made their finalist selection. The 10 finalists already received $25,000 each in recognition of their work. The Top CNN Hero will get an additional $100,000.
To cast your vote for Efren, click on THIS LINK and click on the “VOTE” button beside Efren’s picture. Note that THERE IS NO LIMIT to the number of times you can vote for Efren and voting ends November 19, 2009 (6AM ET).