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The New Heroes Ep4 - "Power Of Knowledge" narrated by Robert Redford / PBS

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Published on Aug 23, 2013

The New Heroes tells the dramatic stories of 14 daring people from all corners of the globe who, against all odds, are successfully alleviating poverty and illness, combating unemployment and violence, and bringing education, light, opportunity and freedom to poor and marginalized people around the world.

Also known as "social entrepreneurs," they develop innovations that bring life-changing tools and resources to people desperate for viable solutions. What is possible? You'd be surprised. Take a journey into a world where people take action to make a big difference.

The final program looks at the new heroes who are working to improve lives by creating opportunities for education in societies that often leave children to fend for themselves. Among these are Sompop Jantraka, who has started a school for young Thai girls with the goal of saving them from entering into or being sold into prostitution, and Dina Abdel Wahab who has started schools in Egypt for that nation's often-neglected children with disabilities. And the program returns once more to India, this time to Calcutta, where Inderjit Khurana has set out to bring education to children who beg in the train stations — setting up a school right on the railway platforms. "These were kids who were surviving on their own. Making all decisions, all adult decisions and hardly leading a child's life. I wanted somehow to alter this if I could. Give them back a childhood and hold out hope for the future."

Narrated by Robert Redford
Produced by Red Hill Productions

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