Here is a list of 10 people who are serving mankind in their own possible ways. We call them modern day hero who are changing the world.
10. Doc Hendley USA
The denied access to clean drinkable water is what kills more children every year than does HIV, malaria and TB all combined. These were the water crisis statistics that inspired Hendley, a bar man back then, to raise money to help support clean water projects worldwide. His non-profit organization, Wine to Water, has worked in India, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and more to bring those projects of sustainable drinking water and gave him the name modern day hero
In 2010 when earthquake struck Haiti they installed water purification systems in the disaster areas. The organization help support economically by providing employment opportunities to the locals with their various local projects like digging wells their maintenance and fixing. They also provide training to local workers in the regarded areas.
9. Angelina Jolie
Oscar-winning actress, one of the modern day hero, professional model needs no introduction as a humanitarian spokesperson. Jolie first became aware of the humanitarian crises while filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia. She then went to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), responsible for leading and coordinating international action plan to protect and resolve issues of the refugees all over the world.
She has toured around more than 20 countries since 2001, meeting with refugees. Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Tanzania, Leone, Kosovo, Kenya, Namibia, Sri Lanka are a few names. She recently visited the victims of earthquake in Haiti. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation is dedicated to fight against extreme poverty, towards wildlife conservation, protect natural resources. They donated a million dollar to Doctors without Borders, which is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists of France in 1971.
The organization has been successfully helping people in nearly 60 countries who are challenged primarily by armed conflicts and violence, also by catastrophe, malnutrition, epidemics and those with no means for healthcare are provided emergency medical assistance by this organization.
8. Candy Lightener
The reason today we have laws against drunk driving is the efforts of this brave person and modern day hero Candace Lynne Lightener. Being the organizer and the president of MADD which stands for Mothers against Drunk Driving, she promotes the dangers of driving whilst intoxicated. All this began when she tragically lost her 13 year old daughter at the hands of a drunken truck driver. The driver was also involved with previous hit and run cases.
Along with raising awareness she works towards making of legislation for those who drive while intoxicated, calling it a criminal offense, and that more strict punishments should be implemented. She was awarded President’s Volunteer Action award for her humanitarian services to the public. Later she was announced President of the We Save Lives campaign which work along the same tracks campaigning against driving whilst drunk, or distracted, or under the influence of any sorts of drugs.
7. Emma Watson
Born on 15 April 1990, this British actress and model has achieved many cinematic successes and called modern day hero. Her acting career has brought her many awards but this fame did not drift her from being a person with purpose. She was named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN. This accomplished actress who earned role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise leading her to world fame has traveled to Bangladesh, Zambia, and Uruguay to advocate for human rights.
Her campaign HeforShe was launched with her speech at UN. She advocates for gender equality as human right, calling it an equal issue for both sexes. She discouraged the idea of feminism for being “man-hating”. She wishes to bring men into this fight for gender equality. She emphasized on the importance of men and women working together for the cause and explained how gender discrimination is a problem for both. She conveyed motivation in one sentence, “If not you, who? If not now, when?”
Alongside Watson is involved in smaller charities like Blue Peter’s Mission Nutrition, and Wild Trout Trust. She also collaborates with People tree an ecologically friendly fashion company which provides employment opportunities in developing countries providing economic support.
Thus she has successfully evolved as a positive influence, a role model and a modern day hero.
6. Stephen Hawking
One of the modern day hero, a man who boldly challenged and surpassed life threatening and limiting condition. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neuron disease that has him paralyzed. It was 1963 when doctors declared a two year life expectancy for him. American, robotic sounding speech generating device is his main recognition. That is how he is able to communicate. With his extraordinary will power he defeated what doctors said and made marvelous advancement in Academic world.
He is the director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of “A Brief History of Time” a book that discusses his own theories of cosmology. He did not allow his severe physical limitations come in the way of his personal life or career in anyway. Today he is married has three children and he continues to research in the field of astrophysics bringing us ever new perspectives of this World the Universe in all its scientific aspects serving the mankind with increased valuable knowledge every day and we called him modern day hero.
5. Malala Yousafzai
This young pakistani teen girl, a campaigner and prominent figure rising her voice for children specially girls right to education, was shot by Taliban while on her way to school in 2012. She survived and managed to spark an international movement for those, denied an access to education. She became the co-recipient to 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
She had been writing a blog for BBC since the age of 11 about a schoolgirl living in a Taliban influenced area and how it was all like. She wrote it anonymously back then regarding the dangerous circumstances she lived in. She resides in Birmingham now and spends her time touring the world as an activist and one of the young modern day hero. She has met Barack Obama at the White House and the Queen at the Buckingham Palace.
4. Dr. Gino Strada
This remarkable man is behind a non-profit medical organization Emergency who works for the treatment of the victims of war. 66-year-old Italian was trained as a heart and lung transplant specialist. He has performed an unimaginable 30,000 number of operations on people from all over the world. A prominent leader and figurehead, modern day hero, Strada has not only achieved amazing medical practice but also has offered his services selflessly in some of the most conflict-heavy places of the world, including Afghanistan, Sudan and Cambodia.
With 47 treatment centers Emergency offers its services free of cost. Strada generally avoids the spotlight but for the sake of spreading awareness he made an appearance in an Oscar winning short film. The film featured injured children of Rwanda. In his interview with LA weekly he expressed he has plans for retirement. He summed up his source of his extraordinary inspiration saying, “When you operate on a child and you see him walking again…or you operate on small children who come in with terminal conditions and you see them running in the garden a month later. That will give you the strength and the energy to work again.”
3. John Prendergast
This man dedicated his life to make Africa a better place. He has worked as a part of a team by US government that helped 1998-2000 Ethiopia/Eritrea War come to an end. He worked for peace in Burundi. A founder of the Enough Project and strategic advisor to Not on Our Watch this fifty plus years old man is from Indianapolis and has spent more than thirty years of his life to build peace in Africa and the people of africa called him modern day hero.
He has also worked with George Clooney raising awareness about the conflict mineral issue in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Raised his voice against the deliberate killing of large group of people in Darfur. And that is not it; he even coaches little kids for basketball and called modern day hero.
2. Alfredo Moser (Modern Day Hero)
He is a native Brazilian inventor is the creator of now world famous ” Moser lamp” and a modern day hero. It happened in 2002, when frequent power cuts drove him sick and led him to his outstanding solution. His ingenious idea of a “bulb” is as simple as a bottle filled up with water fitted in an open to sky roof, which can refract sunlight through it like a light bulb quite literally. The word spread quickly about the idea gaining it world fame but basically popular in developing countries with electric supply shortage issues.
This idea brought indoor electricity to the cheap homes in third world countries. This world movement is popularly known Liter of Light. The idea essentially consists of a large clear water bottle, generally recycled. Bottle is partly filled with water with a little bleach dissolved so as to inhibit any bacterial growth. A hole is made into the dweller’s roof and the bottle is attached and put through it using an adhesive.
Light emitted through the bottle this way can be equivalent of a 60 watt bulb. The technology is now being used around the world in a number of places namely, Philippines, Nepal, Peru and Tanzania, his name is considered as modern day hero
1. Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov
They are two Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2010. They were awarded the prize for their ground breaking work on graphene and considered modern day hero. Thanks to them it’s the potentially most important substance discovered in decades, according to large number of scientists. Geim and Novoselov successfully managed to isolate graphene properly in a lab and are the first ones to do so. They did so at the University of Manchester in 2004.
Graphene layer being only one atom thick, is found to be an excellent conductor and is 200 times stronger than steel. Its also world’s first 2D material. With their outstanding discovery Professor Geim and Dr Novoselov brought a huge leap forward to the world of science. Graphene proved to be huge breakthrough in nanotechnology, battery power, medicine, water purification and more.