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CNN Honors Extraordinary Deeds of Seven Everyday People in Global Event
Date:12/7/2007

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launch an HIV-testing program.

-- YOUNG WONDER - Kayla Cornale, 18, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, who

developed a musical system to improve communications with her autistic

cousin and other people with the disorder. Kayla's patented system

"Sounds into Syllables" has won top awards at several international

science fairs, captured the attention of autism researchers and is

being tested in several Ontario school districts.

-- CHAMPIONING CHILDREN -Steve Peifer of Kijabe, Kenya, who combated

severe dropout rates in Kenya by ensuring that more than 11,000

children have daily lunches at school and access to computers. Through

these efforts, up to 11,000 children receive daily lunches nine months

out of the year. Food, in combination with the computer labs, has

produced a decrease in the dropout rate in rural Kenya.

-- COMMUNITY CRUSADER -Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of Gulu, Uganda, who

opened a school in her town to rehabilitate girls devastated by the

Lord's Resistance Army. St. Monica's Girls Tailoring School gives about

300 girls and their babies room, board, an education and vocational

skills free of charge to help them rebuild their lives.

-- DEFENDING THE PLANET -Irania Martinez Garcia of Guantanamo, Cuba, who

has taught hundreds of residents to learn how to grow food efficiently

while using organic and sustainable materials from the local dump and

their own trash. Through Garcia's efforts, pollution declined

considerably in the area, and unemployed citizens have found work

converting dumps into resources that help them improve their quality of

life.

-- FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE - Pablo Fajardo of Lago Agrio, Ecuador, who grew

up in the Amazon and started working at the age of 14 to support his

younger siblings. As he labored
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