CNN honorees 10 men and women

CNN honors 10 men and women who are making the world a better place with its third annual Hero Award. The award was created in partnership with Aspire Global, an international network dedicated to…

CNN honorees 10 men and women

CNN honors 10 men and women who are making the world a better place with its third annual Hero Award. The award was created in partnership with Aspire Global, an international network dedicated to addressing the challenges that underdeveloped regions of the world face.

This year’s recipients are Roger Fagin, a coach for the non-profit Honduras Motivational Soccer Program; Melamine Daniels, a school administrator for Key Appellate Court, the oldest appellate court in the United States; Dr. Laila Ismail, an obstetrician and gynecologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Dubai; Arturo Larrea-Guzman, who founded DC Rescue Mission to provide shelter and addiction recovery services to people in need; Olushola Odunlami, a financial educator, who has inspired young women to pursue their dreams; Braheel Parmar, an inventor and entrepreneur who founded an organization to grow $25 million worth of fresh produce in the city of Islamabad, Pakistan; Thai Saiyun Nguyen, a financial education strategist and curriculum innovator; Danny Uman, an entrepreneur who produces human rights documentaries, including on the case of Emmett Till; Diana West, a youth leader in the country of Kiribati, who has raised awareness about the severity of climate change; and Pieter Wecht, who built the world’s largest marine conservation lab and has led research and scientific leadership in the field of environmental contamination.

CNN has partnered with Aspire Global to spotlight the work of those individuals making a difference in the world today through the Hero Award. In order to receive this year’s award, each honoree’s story had to be shared by a CNN journalist across platforms. Additionally, each honoree was given a one-of-a-kind gift card for up to $10,000. CNN is encouraging people to support the 10 Hero Award winners by sharing their stories on their social media profiles.

CNN Hero Awards honorees:

Melamine Daniels, administrator, Key Appellate Court (honoree #8)

Rachel Littman, international field producer, CNN Films

Olushola Odunlami, financial educator, Dr. Laura Wright Wellness Center, (honoree #7)

Olushola Odunlami, an obstetrician and gynecologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Dubai

Olushola Odunlami, founder of DC Rescue Mission to provide shelter and addiction recovery services to people in need

Olushola Odunlami, CEO, DC Rescue Mission

Asya Ismail, school principal, New Horizon Schools (honoree #6)

Roger Fagin, soccer coach, Honduras Motivational Soccer Program (honoree #5)

Roger Fagin, junior vice president, Fundación Honduras Motivational Soccer Program

Roger Fagin, amateur coach, Deportivo Teleschetti de Vasquez

Olushola Odunlami, founder, DC Rescue Mission

Olushola Odunlami, CEO, DC Rescue Mission

Arturo Larrea-Guzman, founder, DC Rescue Mission

Asya Ismail, school principal, New Horizon Schools

Olushola Odunlami, CEO, DC Rescue Mission

Arturo Larrea-Guzman, founder, DC Rescue Mission

Asya Ismail, school principal, New Horizon Schools

Olushola Odunlami, CEO, DC Rescue Mission

Asya Ismail, school principal, New Horizon Schools

Asya Ismail, school principal, New Horizon Schools

Dr. Laila Ismail, obstetrician and gynecologist, St. Paul’s Hospital in Dubai

Olushola Odunlami, founder, DC Rescue Mission

Please join CNN and Aspire Global in honoring these ten extraordinary men and women as CNN Heroes: Breaking the Cycle

CNN Heroes: Breaking the Cycle airs on CNN on Friday, March 23 from 8 – 9 p.m. ET

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