For nearly a century, Perkins has helped international educators transform blindness education in their home countries.
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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 2010
ELP class of 2014
ELP class of 2001
Maria Aparecida Cormedi
ELP class of 2008
ELP class of 1999
ELP class of 2015
ELP class of 2017
ELP class of 2012
Trudy Akusika Segbefia
ELP class of 2011
Fransiska Rina Wigati
Lilly Jacqueline Tennant
ELP class of 1992
Krupa Bharat Velani
ELP class of 2009
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In Enock Ombok's home country, brailler service is often outsourced to shops that charge too much and don't always deliver.
The 14 international educators will join a network of more than 300 program graduates currently working all around the globe.
May event connects business leaders with international educators to fund projects for children in need