CNN has already named the CNN Hero of the year 2009 and the top recognition goes to Efren Peñaflorida, a Filipino educator who brings education to the slum areas armed with his improvised pushcart classroom.

Efren Peñaflorida
Efren teaching kids…

His inspiring story reminds all of us that it doesn’t take much to help others.  Even with little resources and a low key personality, one can make a change in the society.  What one needs is a BIG heart to do this for others.

Read his story here: The Pushcart educator

And his acceptance speech here: CNN 2009 Hero of the Year

Congratulations Efren!  Continue to inspire the youth and the rest of humanity.  God bless your team!

Photo taken from CNN