Watch the Entire 2012 ELP Commencement Online!
Each year, Perkins International selects promising educators like Mary Maragia to receive a full scholarship for the Educational Leadership Program (ELP), an intensive advanced level program combining lectures at Perkins and Boston College with practical training in Perkins classrooms. Graduates return home to serve as recognized experts in the education of children with multiple disabilities.
This year, 13 educators from 12 different countries completed Perkins' ELP Program. While the ELP participants hail from diverse cultures and speak different languages, they are united by a common purpose: to improve the lives of children who are deafblind or blind with additional disabilities around the world.
Watch the entire 2012 Graduation online, on Perkins brand new website dedicated to our international efforts.
You can also watch the entire 2012 ELP Commencement on our YouTube channel
The graduation ceremony also featured Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles as the keynote speaker. Miles asked how it is possible that children facing the most difficult challenges have the strength and determination to hope and to strive for something better.
“It’s all because someone cared … that’s what makes the difference in the life of a child,” Miles said.
Congratulations to Perkins' 2012 ELPs and the rest of the more than 200 ELP alumni from 70 countries, who prove this every day all over the world.