The world’s most vulnerable children are counting on us
Global leaders have committed to providing a quality education for all children – including those with disabilities – by the year 2030.
This commitment is outlined under Goal 4 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve this milestone, the U.N. is calling for a substantial increase in the supply of qualified teachers.
The U.N. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has also declared that inclusive education is a human right for all individuals. The committee specifically identifies individuals with multiple disabilities and deafblindness among those most at risk of exclusion.
Perkins International Academy can help government ministries meet these commitments.
There’s a critical need for more qualified special educators
There are 12 million children and young adults (ages 0-24) around the world who are visually impaired and in need of special education. It is estimated that half of these individuals, or 6 million, have one or more additional disabilities.
These children and young adults with multiple disabilities and visual impairment are among the world’s most vulnerable – and the least likely to receive an education.
In the world’s poorest countries, where resources are scarce, educational programs for children with multiple disabilities are often insufficient or nonexistent.
Inadequate teacher training is a fundamental problem
Without specialized training, teachers of children with disabilities often struggle to meet the unique needs of their students, particularly those with multiple disabilities and deafblindness.
That’s why Perkins International has developed a sustainable, measurable training solution.