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
Cynthia Vera sits on a bed holding her daughter Amira.
October 18

In Argentina’s largest province, more kids with multiple disabilities are going to school thanks to Perkins International.

Amira, left, with her parents and siblings. All photos by Ale Ares.
October 18

Snapshots of a family from Argentina, whose daughter with deafblindness has started attending school.

A group photo of the ELP Class of 2016.
October 5

Interactive website links hundreds of Educational Leadership Program graduates from around the globe.