For nearly a century, Perkins has helped international educators transform blindness education in their home countries.
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Meet the diverse group of professionals currently studying on the campus of Perkins School for the Blind.
Meet the Class of 2017
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Every fall a select group of educators from across the globe is invited to Perkins School for the Blind’s historic campus to take part in the Educational Leadership Program (ELP). Every spring they emerge ready to make a difference.
The ELP offers advanced training to teachers of the visually impaired and other professionals from developing nations. Participants of the ELP are immersed in expert instruction and hands-on learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. They attend lectures, conferences and workshops, and visit public schools. They observe and teach in Perkins’ classrooms and assist residential students with daily activities.
The result is transformational. Graduates depart for their home countries, eager to share their new knowledge and enact major improvements to services for children and young adults all over the world who are visually impaired, deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities.
Director of Educational Leadership Program and International Campus Related Training
ELP class of 2012
Carolyn Paz Sánchez Pérez
ELP class of 2008
Nu Thi Pham
ELP class of 2016
ELP class of 2015
ELP class of 2017
Krupa Bharat Velani
ELP class of 2009
Hubert Kafui Ahlijah
ELP class of 2005
ELP class of 2011
ELP class of 2004
Ana Lilia Alvarez Blanco
Become an ELP
This year’s graduates will join a vast network of Perkins-trained international educators.
International educators at Perkins raise funds from charity 'investors' for initiatives to help children in developing countries.
Perkins International's long-time partner in the Balkans emerges as a leader in multiple-disability education.