Our crush is the first Nigerian ever to make CNN’s Top 10 Heroes list! The CNN Heroes is an All-Star tribute created by news network to honour individuals from all around the world who make extraordinary and remarkable contributions to humanitarian aid while making a difference in their communities. For the 2018 program, the general public was encouraged to vote online for the nominees. All the top 10 heroes (which our woman crush is a part of) will receive a $10,000 cash award, and donations made to each of their nonprofit organizations are also being matched up to $50,000.
From among the top 10 finalists, Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong was selected by online voters to be named the 2018 CNN Hero of the Year for his efforts to provide free housing, meals and support for sick children and their families while they undergo treatment. The CNN Hero of the year would be given an additional $100,000 to support their heroic community endeavours. The top 10 finalists will all receive free capacity-building training from leading supporter for non-profits worldwide, the Annenberg Foundation.
Congrats Abisoye for making Nigeria proud!
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