Roshan Thomas

 

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: Canadian optometrist and humanitarian who founded Afghanistan's first merit-based elementary school called the Sparks Academy in Kabul in 2003 when she and her husband Roger Thomas flew to neighboring Pakistan in the 1990's to help Afghan refugees by providing a comprehensive eye clinic in one of the most vulnerable areas of the war-torn country.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a terrorist attack

 

Born: 1953

 

Died: March 20, 2014

 

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan