Sabriye TenberkenSabriye Tenberken, who became blind at age 12, studied Tibetology / Central Asian Sciences at Bonn University. Sabriye started the first school for the blind in Tibet. This school formed the foundation of Braille Without Borders, an organization that empowers blind people to take their lives in to their own hands. In 2005 she co-founded kanthari in Kerala. Sabriye is the author of My path leads to Tibet, a bestseller that has been translated into 13 languages. She also starred in the award-winning documentary ‘Blindsight’. She has been the recipient of several honours like the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, Bundesverdienst Kreuz award by the German Chancellor, Time magazine Asia’s HERO 2004 award, 2016 Gandhi Darsan International Award, INCITE Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship Award and the Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum, Davos in 2005