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

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Educational Leadership
ELP

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

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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.

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

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

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Africa Forum keynote speakers Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Eliya Limbani Nsapato, Ruth L. Okediji and W. Aubrey Webson
August 13

Leaders in international relations, education, disability advocacy and intellectual property law announced as keynote speakers at October conference in Uganda.

Steve Perreault and Dave Power with the medal and certificate
July 23

Steve Perreault honored with Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for building Perkins’ programs for children who are blind and deafblind in Latin America

A dozen African children's hands reach for fresh water
July 15

At Africa Forum in October, the continent’s blindness community will focus on UN’s sweeping new development goals.