All children can learn – and thrive. That’s our global vision.
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.
More than 46 million children and young adults around the world have a visual impairment
Roughly half of this population has an additional disability
Fewer than one in 10 children with visual impairment goes to school
Every fall a select group of educators from across the globe is invited to Perkins School for the Blind’s historic campus. Every spring they emerge ready to change the world.
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In Argentina’s largest province, more kids with multiple disabilities are going to school thanks to Perkins International.
Snapshots of a family from Argentina, whose daughter with deafblindness has started attending school.
In rural Uganda, Perkins International helps high school sweethearts Walubo and Halima beat the odds and build a life together.