Gabriel Garza

Inspired by working at a local centre for the visually impaired, Destellos de Luz (Sparkles of Light) in Monterrey, Garza singlehandedly set up Destellos de Sabor (Sparkles of Taste), a project that teaches the blind to cook for themselves; giving them independence, self esteem, and the potential to find future employment. Monthly workshops are held for children, young people and adults who are taught basic skills such as cutting, chopping, baking and frying – as well as how to use their senses to cook – e.g. smell to identify ingredients, hearing to judge when, say, the oil is ready to cook with. Classes are free and recipes are written in brail.