Bonface is a human rights activist. With the Holman Prize, he would create parent circles, so parents could discuss how to raise children with albinism and change the perception of children with albinism in Malawi.
Dawnelee is an author and a business marketing student. With the Holman Prize, she would develop and teach a disability curriculum at Confederation College to promote disability awareness to students and staff.
Beth, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, struggled to find services available to her when she was visually impaired, but not yet legally blind. With the Holman Prize, Beth would create Bridging The Gap, which would provide services to people diagnosed with eye conditions, regardless of their level of sight loss.
A passionate advocate for the rights, education and employment of blind people everywhere, Anil Lewis currently serves as the executive director of Blindness Initiatives for the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, MD, where he leads a dynamic team of individuals responsible for the creation, development, implementation, and replication of innovative projects and programs throughout a nationwide network of affiliates that work to positively affect the education, employment, and quality of life of all blind people.
“Blindness is a paradigm shift.”