The New Heroes

  • 2005
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Four-part series profiling private-sector reformers around the world who are `applying business skills to solving social ills,' says host Robert Redford. Among the countries they're working in are India, Zambia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, Peru and the U.S.

Season 1, Episode 4 The Power of Knowledge

First Aired: July 5, 2005

The series concludes by profiling heroes who are imparting “The Power of Knowledge” to at-risk children in India, Egypt and Thailand. In India, “guardian angel” Inderjit Khurana operates a school for street kids where they congregate: at a railway station. In Cairo, Dina Abdel Wahab started a preschool for special-needs children when she had trouble finding a school for her son, who has Down's syndrome. And in Thailand, Sompop Jantraka offers girls schooling and refuge from the sex trade.

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  • Premiered: June 28, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Four-part series profiling private-sector reformers around the world who are `applying business skills to solving social ills,' says host Robert Redford. Among the countries they're working in are India, Zambia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, Peru an… (more)

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