Sidney is passionate about technology. With the Holman Prize, he would set up a company called FitAbility that offers accessible fitness equipment for blind and visually impaired people.
Sara once hiked a volcano in Nicaragua. With the Holman Prize, she would bring her workshop, In the Dark, where people are blindfolded and discuss their biases and assumptions, to a wider audience.
Deniz, Yunus, Utku and Mina are from Turkey. With the Holman Prize, they would take the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Beijing and create a documentary about it to inspire blind children to travel independently.
Rachel wants to increase the inclusion of blind people in community experiences. With the Holman Prize, she would create a toolkit to help choirs be more accessible to blind and visually impaired people who wish to join.
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.
Nate is a musician and a producer. With the Holman Prize, he would open a music technology lab and teach blind and visually impaired individuals with accessible tools.
Akilah likes to bring people together to learn different perspectives. With the Holman Prize, she would open a club for people with disabilities, including children, and invite people who don’t have disabilities to come learn.
Trevor loves science and the outdoors. With the Holman Prize, he would travel and teach blind people to identify birds by sound and explore other natural soundscapes.
Virginia Gay volunteers her time with a prison ministry. With the Holman Prize, she would provide incubators for premature babies at a medical clinic in Douala, Cameroon.
Brian Malvin Kudakwashe co-founded Alive Albinism Initiative Trust. With the Holman Prize, he would open a manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe that produces sunscreen for people with albinism.