27 year old from Bengaluru, Ashwini Angadi was among the 7 young girls from across the world who were honoured with the UN special envoy for global education’s youth courage award, part of the Malala day celebrations on July 12, 2013 at the world body.Ashwini was born in to a poor rural community in Karnataka. Though born with sight impairment she always wanted to be independent. Ashwini works as a national facilitator for young voices, a campaign by young people with disabilities initiated by an NGO ‘Leonard Cheshire disability’. “Ashwini Angadi Trust’ is a registered body with an ambitious desire to take up activities to support all differently abled individuals, to pursue their interests. To begin with ‘Belcu Academy’ will be inaugurated. It is a free residential school for visually challenged children from all over Karnataka.