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CNN Hero Rosie Mashale started a free daycare center and later an orphanage in her home for children in need in Cape Town, South Africa.
CNN Hero Rosie Mashale started a free daycare center and later an orphanage in her home for children in need in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Rescuing Cape Town's 'left behind' children

Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale is a former school teacher who found an abandoned child on her doorstep in 2000. Since then, she has raised a generation of AIDS orphans. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.

Rescuing Cape Town's 'left behind' children

Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale is a former school teacher who found an abandoned child on her doorstep in 2000. Since then, she has raised a generation of AIDS orphans. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.