Welthy Honsinger Fisher


Welthy Honsinger Fisher born Rome, NY September 18, 1879 (d. 1980). American missionary, friend of Gandhi; established literacy centers in Allahabad, Lucknow at Gandhi’s request 1947; founded World Education 1951 in 50 countries; founded World Literacy Canada 1955, including "The Gandhi Way" about social justice issues that children experience in their everyday life such as violence, poverty, and gender discrimination; "Asian Nobel Prize" Magsaysay Award for peace and international understanding 1964; began as headmistress girl’s school Nanchang 1906.


"I love the world and I love people." (New York Times, Sept. 19, 1974; photo schugurensky.faculty.asu.edu)