[NFBC-Info] Announcing the 2019 Holman Prizewinners
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
lhnews at lighthouse-sf.org
Tue Jul 16 16:41:51 UTC 2019
After a rigorous, multifaceted judging process, we are proud to announce that Yuma Decaux<https://lighthouse-sf.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f40e17a83bbae60b5969a0798&id=dbdccdab4c&e=ec31d0c56e>, Alieu Jaiteh<https://lighthouse-sf.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f40e17a83bbae60b5969a0798&id=8c99ef750f&e=ec31d0c56e> and Mona Minkara<https://lighthouse-sf.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f40e17a83bbae60b5969a0798&id=66f8ae0275&e=ec31d0c56e> are winners of the 2019 Holman Prize.
Each winning project embodies its own sense of adventure and ambition - Yuma plans to give blind citizens advanced tools to participate in astronomical research, Alieu will create a network of blind mentors in his home country of The Gambia, where this is unheard of, and Mona will immerse herself in an adventure on mass transit systems worldwide, documenting the experience on film.
Created to change perceptions and reclaim the concept of "blind ambition", the annual $25,000 Holman Prize awards presented by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco will springboard future generations of blind entrepreneurs, adventurers and ambassadors.
Now in its third year, the prize is named for James Holman (1786-1857), a Victorian-era adventurer and author. As the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe, he holds the further distinction of being the most prolific traveler in history, sighted or blind, prior to the invention of modern transportation.
"While many awards in the blindness field look toward past accomplishment, the LightHouse is determined to spark new initiatives for future growth by some of the world's most ambitious blind people," said LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin.
Read the full announcement here<http://lighthouse-sf.org/2019/07/11/announcing-the-2019-holman-prizewinners/>. To schedule an interview with a prizewinner, contact press at lighthouse-sf.org.??
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