Mahantesh loves the game of cricket. With the Holman Prize, he would fund skills and leadership for ten blind people in India.
Poonam, a seasoned traveler, would use the Holman Prize to travel the world, including stops in Scandinavia, Germany and Hawai’i, USA, and learn about the cultures she encounters along the way.
Dario, the founder of NoisyVision, an international association for people with sensory disabilities, would use the Holman Prize to travel from Milan, Italy to Mumbai, India, raising money to research Retinitis Pigmentosa along the way.
Divyanshu, an entrepreneur and avid paraglider, would use the Holman Prize to facilitate mountaineering, rock climbing, scuba diving, paragliding and more for both his visually-impaired and sighted peers, with the hope of creating a larger dialogue around disability.
Sandeep, who has developed a tool called Eye Renk, which allows the visually impaired to easily differentiate between various ocular medications, would use the Holman Prize to create a laboratory focused on innovation for visually-impaired individuals.
Aishwarya, a filmmaker and rehabilitation counselor, would use the Holman Prize to create a training center for the blind and low-vision community to study elements of filmmaking like script writing, film editing, sound mixing, production and more.