A woman who devoted her life to helping the blind in several Asian countries lead productive and fulfilling lives.
A refugee Chinese Catholic priest in South Vietnam, led a militia called the Sea Swallows that carved out an anticommunist enclave in the Viet Cong's Ca Mau Peninsula stronghold.
A Vietnamese editor whose convictions led him to act with perceptive courage and staunch individualism as writer and editor, professor and government official.
Claiming opportunities for the differently abled.
His expertise in the management of problem soils in Vietnam, together with his knowledge on rice production and agricultural diversification in the Mekong Delta, greatly increased rice productivity and contributed to the emergence of Vietnam as the third-largest rice exporting country in the world