Fan Yew Teng lived a life that empowered others through knowledge, inspired them through his action, and lead them with boldness and humility when asked. His story is packed with incidents of courage, risk and compassion that were never boasted about. Here are some of his heroic actions and decisions we do know.
The end of high school is an exciting time for most students. In many countries it means a journey into higher education and/or the beginning of an adult life. In Israel, students prepare to join […]
Malala has become a young national hero in Pakistan, known for her powerful voice and her courage to stand up for freedom and human rights. From the age of 11 she has boldly expressed her feeling about the restrictions imposed on female education and has united with other students to face an intimidating foe. This past week, the teenage Malala was shot in a failed assassination attempt, she is currently in critical condition.
Here is a collection of 11 inspirational heroes compiled from lists from around the world in 2011. For each of the heroes on this list there are dozens more on the lists they came from, […]
The young Andrew Benson Greene, Jr. is a powerful model of peace in his home country of Sierra Leone. Though his life has been surrounded with violence and war, Andrew continually has chose to pursue […]
With patience, wisdom and a willingness to sacrifice for others, Nelson Mandela led a movement to unify a divided nation and reconcile decades of pain and racism. Throughout his life, Mandela continuously chose to learn […]
At the age of 30, the newly appointed Chief Joseph of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce had little idea that he would hold the fate and lives of his people and his culture. […]
In the mid 1990’s a small minority tribe living in the Niger River Delta stood up for their rights that had been taken by their government and by transnational oil companies. Because of their efforts, […]
The outgoing, charismatic and handsome Hans Scholl started his young life following the Nazi party in the increasingly unstable German nation of the 1930s. Full of hope and excitement, Scholl believed in the unquestioned authority […]
In the face of great adversity, the words “Do not be afraid” could not have come from a more unlikely person. Her whole life had been lived under the tyrannical rule of a corrupt government that restricted and eliminated political opposition. Meet Asmaa Mahfouz; a small, young Egyptian woman who broke through the fear barrier that had kept a dictator in power for 30 years.