Efren Peñaflorida was born on March 9, 1981. He is a Philippine teacher and development worker. He is among Filipino’s young people, providing an alternative to street gangs through education, in a place unconventional, as cemeteries and garbage dumps reproduce the school’s attitude. In March 2009 Peñaflorida was introduced as a CNN hero as part of the news network’s program to honor individuals who have made a special contribution to helping others. On November 22, 2009, he was called the CNN Hero of the Year.
EfrenPeñaflorida is the EfrenPeñafloridaSr. Is the driver of the tricycle, was born as a child in the middle of Lucila Geronimo is a housewife. The family started a small nut business to meet in the final. Efren is, grew up in the slums near the town of the open dump of Cavite City Cavite, playing in the dirt, he was swimming in contaminated water. He is often at the expense of bullying neighbors. Peñaflorida was one of the children who received the patronage of the World Vision in childhood.
Peñaflorida has completed his primary and secondary education with the help of scholarships and financial aid, has won the honor, and part of the class. In 2000 he received the highest award, San Sebastian College with a degree in computer engineering – I graduated from Les Kore de Cavite throw. He is pursuing a second course in Cavite City campus of Cavite State University, with a secondary degree, graduating from the best graduates in 2006.
Birth Place: Efren Geronimo Peñaflorida Jr.
March 9, 1982
Famous for: 2009 CNN Hero of the Year