Efren Peñaflorida, a teacher, lived his childhood in poverty and discrimination from bullies in Cavite. He became jaded and eventually met Bonn founder of Club 8586 who specializes in street education. He became a member of the group. The group has helped him in every aspect of his life especially in financial and emotional problems. He became a pioneer member of Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) an umbrella organization of Club 8586 who promoted street education through their “Kariton Klassrums”. The program has reached world-wide publicity that he was eventually recognized as first Filipino CNN Hero of the Year for 2009.