Perkins International

Every day millions of children with visual impairment around the world are denied the education they need to unlock their full potential. Perkins International works to break the isolation and neglect these children face, transforming their futures through the power of learning.

We are global leaders in the education of children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, including deafblindness. Our mission is to ensure that all underserved children and young adults with visual impairment receive a high-quality education that enriches their lives and prepares them for an active role in their families, schools and communities.

The Global Challenge

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More than 46 million children and young adults around the world have a visual impairment

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Roughly half of this population has an additional disability

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Fewer than one in 10 children with visual impairment goes to school

Where We Work

Learn more about our worldwide partner network.

Latin America
& the Caribbean

& Eurasia


Middle East
& North Africa

Asia &
the Pacific
Latin America Latin America
Parents and children in Indonesia making chocolate jelly.
April 26

Early-intervention program empowers Indonesian parents and their children through networking, training and play.

Michael Delaney, Perkins International’s new executive director.
March 30

Five questions with Michael Delaney, Perkins International’s new executive director.

A group of students wearing blue uniforms outside the Gyanchakshu school.
February 3

Perkins holds campus-wide coin drive to support earthquake-damaged school for the blind in Nepal.