Anja Pfaffenzeller is on a mission to keep bats flying day and night with no obstacles in their way. Her bats are her blind students, who unfortunately lack access to both mobility training and education in braille. Blind herself, Anja has always been independent, worldly, and adventurous. However, she was surprised and saddened when she traveled to Brazil and encountered other blind people, who didn’t have the same access to special education that she had. She came to kanthari because she knew she wanted to open doors for them but she didn’t know how. Just as bats live with blindness without being disabled, Anja wanted to see blind people flying high to reach their goals. Anja’s experience at kanthari enabled her to focus her goals and ultimately identify a group of blind children in rural northeast Brazil, where she designed workshops to build their self-confidence and win the trust of their families and community. She is now fulfilling her dream of establishing a preparatory school, Bats In Action, for these children, who have little or no access to special services. Bats In Action will prepare them academically, socially and personally for integration into mainstream schools and into society. Anja is not only equipping these children with skills to become independent, but she is also giving them the confidence to solve their own problems and show the world that blindness cannot prevent them from following their dreams.