Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar's work was prepared when Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar, an energetic and creative psychologist, is introducing animal-assisted therapy in India to increase emotional and mental health. She is unlocking latent capacities for communication and empathy by combining the qualities of a therapist and trained animal, during interaction with clients.
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