Among his hobbies, Matteo enjoys surfing and sailing. With the Holman Prize, he would create a ski school in the Italian Alps for blind skiers and their guides.
In 2006, Dev Datta established the first audio library for the blind in South Asia. With the Holman Prize, he would develop resources for blind people in Nepal to learn science, technology, engineering and math.
Kevin Coachman is a community activist. With the Holman Prize, he would start a community kitchen where people experiencing homelessness could learn job skills.
Jahan Ara Begum has a Master’s degree in Islamic History and Culture. With the Holman Prize, she would develop an online platform to help blind people learn employment and entrepreneurial skills in Bangladesh.
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Jason has been practicing law as a Federal Prosecutor since 2003. With the Holman Prize, he and a team of blind climbers would attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. The journey will be captured in a feature-length documentary.
Ambrose is the fifth of six children. With the Holman Prize, he would create an online platform to connect blind people in Kenya to community resources.