Pushpa Basnet CNN Heroes of 2012



Pushpa Basnet, a 28-year old Nepali female, who has been nominated for CNN Heroes Award 2012,became CNN Hero for 2012. CNN Website writes: Pushpa Basnet who supports children so they don't have to live behind bars with their parents, is named the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year.

Pushpa Basnet has founded the Butterfly Home, and the Early Childhood Development Center, to provide a refuge to children who were languishing inside the Nepali prisons along with their parents.

Basnet runs a day care programme for children under six and a residential home where mostly older children receive education, food, medical care and a chance to live a more normal life.