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 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 


Youth & Disability Rights Activist



Mr. Sushil Adhikari is a youth and disability-rights activist, blogger, and freelance writer. He is also a developer, promoter, and trainer in accessible and adaptive technology, and Founder of Bright Star Society, a venture working to bridge the gap between persons with and without disabilities in Nepal. Since losing his sight at age 11, he has worked to become an active change agent while engaging himself with different elements of the youth-disability sector in Nepal. Currently, he is working to raise awareness about disabilities and minority-rights, organizing various campaigns through radio, online-media and other technologies. He holds a master’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Sociology, and a bachelor’s degree in Humanities all from Tribhuwan University.