Story Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet bags CNN Super Hero

Published: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

KATHMANDU/WASHINGTON: Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has been declared the CNN Super Hero: Above and Beyond, on Sunday.

Amid a special programme organised by CNN, Basnet bagged the award for her contribution to providing shelter to the children forced to live with their convicted parents in prison.

She is the founder of the Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC), in Kathmandu.

Basnet had also won the CNN Heroes award in the year 2012.

Apart from Basnet, four other previous CNN Heroes winners Liz McCartney (2008), Efren Peñaflorida (2009), Robin Lim (2011) and Chad Pregracke (2013) had been nominated for the title.

CNN Super Heroes is a special title awarded to one of the five previous CNN Heroes winners to celebrate 10 years of the CNN Heroes campaign.

Meanwhile, Jeison Aristizábal of Colombia has been awarded with the CNN Heroes 2016 title for providing educational and medical support for youth living with disabilities in the country, CNN reported.