Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Izhar Hussain Awan's work was prepared when Izhar Hussain Awan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
In a country where physical disability is deeply misunderstood, Izhar Hussain Awan is creating opportunities for the disabled to attend school, learn vocational skills, gain access to medical services, and no longer be marginalized as second class citizens. Izhar joins the blind, deaf, dumb, and physically handicapped together to learn from and support each other while also reaching out to the public through media and with camps where the disabled and non-disabled interact.
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