Mine is Efren Peñaflorida, who offers the Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. He, along with a team of teen volunteers called the Dynamic Teen Company would teach children who have no access to education basic reading, writing, English and arithmetic. They also run a hygiene clinic so that the children can take a bath and learn how to brush their teeth.
Efren's efforts are very noble: to help the children living in slums rise above their circumstances. Indeed, Efren is a HERO to many Filipino youth who have lost hope and found it again. And my vote goes to him. Voted for Efren too? Let us support Efren and his group by voting for him. Just click on the VOTE button below:
PLEASE NOTE: Voting continues until Thursday, November 19, 2009 (6 a.m. ET). There is no limit on the number of times you may vote for the Hero of the Year. Look for the name: Efren Peñaflorida.