Sara Minkara-2013 Recipient

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Major: Public Policy
Degree: MPP
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Sponsor: ISF


Sara Minkara is the President and Founder of Empowerment Through Integration, ETI (  She is a Lebanese-American who became legally blind at the age of seven.  She is grateful for a strong social support system and American infrastructure that allowed her to pursue an education. Her counterparts around the world are less fortunate though. The disability rights movement is immature and even nonexistent in many places around the world. She wants to use her experience to inspire and create a support system for all visually-impaired children to reach their full potentials. Her vision of ETI started in 2009 and she ran the first camp thanks to sponsorship through the Clinton Global Initiative  Outstanding Commitment Award. She is currently a Dubin Fellow at John F. Kennedy School  of Government at Harvard University. The strategic planner  of ETI and the inspiration, she keeps external communications active between ETI and its collaborators/potential sponsors. Her favorite time, however, is when she gets to teach cane usage during the summer camps.

Sara graduated and is working as the President of her organization, Empowerment Through Integration, ETI (

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