Perkins International

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Where We Work

Perkins International builds capacity at local, regional and national levels in more than 60 countries, developing independent, sustainable education services and empowering children with disabilities and their families.

Africa
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Expanding opportunities for Africans who are blind and empowering organizations that support them.

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Asia & the Pacific
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Our partners are establishing landmark programs and developing innovative services for the blind.

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Europe & Eurasia
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Perkins is at the forefront of reshaping education for children with disabilities in the region.

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Latin America & Caribbean
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Empowering families, educators and society so children who are blind can reach their full potential.

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Middle East & North Africa
Lebanese girl working with tactile symbols.

From training to technical assistance, we’re building relationships through a grassroots approach.

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North America
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We're making a difference at our historic campus, throughout New England and around the continent.

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What We Do

Perkins International collaborates with a wide range of for and nonprofit and Disabled Persons Organizations (DPO), academic institutions, foundations and government agencies to strengthen disability policies, increase access to information and assistive technology, expand educational opportunities and transitional outcomes, and build sustainable local capacity.

Educational Leadership
ELP

The Educational Leadership Program (ELP) is Perkins’ flagship training program for international educators.

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World Braille Usage
Braille usage

This comprehensive reference book was recently updated to include braille codes for 133 world languages.

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Kilimanjaro Blind Trust
KBT

Our partner in expanding braille literacy programs for children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

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Magdaline plays with Mary Maragia, director of the Kilimani Deafblind Unit and a graduate of Perkins International’s Educational Leadership Program.
November 6

Magdaline has increased her physical strength and blossomed into an intelligent and independent student.

African students reading braille text.
September 1

Growing up in Kenya, Martin's access to a Perkins Brailler enabled him to thrive academically. It's a reminder that the right technology can change challenges into opportunities.

Brothers Janmer, 13, and Maximo, 11.
August 13

Brothers Maximo and Janmer of the Philippines are back in school thanks to the help of Perkins International partner Resources for the Blind, Inc.