A Modern Hero
Efren is the founder of Dynamic Teen Company (DTC), an organization training young children to become responsible, systematic and principled.
F! was born to Efren Peñaflorida Sr. and Lucila Geronimo. A middle child of a tricycle driver and a housewife, F! grew up near the city’s open dumpster where he plays, and swims in the garbage beach when he was very young.
He was featured in a World Vision, USA documentary about kids living in the worst conditions. Despite of these conditions, F! showed responsibility when their family started a noodle micro business to help make both ends meet. An intelligent student in elementary, he was given scholarship assistance by World Vision Phils.
A very studious and industrious F! was given several class honors and awards in elementary and high school. He was awarded highest honor for Associate in Computer Technology of San Sebastian College- Recoletos Batch 2000.
For several years, he’s a regular viajero of fish crackers from Baclaran to Cavite and sells these in school to be able to help his family. It has been his commitment to improve the standard of public secondary education.
He has been conducting free tutorial classes to more than 50 high school and college students for more than four years already. He is currently enrolled at Cavite State University, pursuing Secondary Education as a second course to be able for him to make more difference in the lives of other youth in the near future.
- Regional Winner, Outstanding Volunteer Awards
NEDA – 2008, Calamba, Laguna
- Outstanding Caviteño in Republic Service
2008, Independence Day Celebration, Cavite
- Finalist for Global Youth Awards
2008, Southhampton, UK
- Official Nominee for Right Livelihood Award Foundation
2005, Stockholm, Sweden
- Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Regional Winner
2004, ABS-CBN Studio 1, Quezon City
- Golden Anahaw Awardee as Outstanding Community Servant
2004, CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY (CAVITE CITY CAMPUS), CvSU Campus, Cavite City
- Role Model Awardee
2004, City Gov’t Award for CAVITE CITY WEEK, City Hall, Cavite City
- Most Outstanding VBS Staff
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 , Club 8586 Center, Cavite City
- Excellent Member Awardee
1997, LDES Multi-Purpose Hall, Club 8586 INC. Cavite City
- Model Sunday School Student Award
1995, 1996, 1997, Club 8586 Center, Cavite City