It’s just so awesome to know that grass-roots efforts to effect social change are being given attention by the mainstream media. It certainly does a lot of help to such efforts.
One particular effort is by Efren Peñaflorida who has made it to the finals of the 2009 CNN Heroes. He leads the The Dynamic Teen Company which is a group of volunteers that has been teaching basic reading and writing to children who live in slum areas in the Philippines using the pushcart classroom or “kariton klasrum”.
He needs all the help we fellow Filipinos can provide. Head over to the 2009 CNN Heroes page and vote for him.