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