This month we celebrate the success of our Educational Leadership Program (ELP) graduates. Each participant arrived on the Perkins campus in September eager to immerse themselves in expert instruction and hands-on learning. As ELP graduates, they are now ready to become agents of positive change in their home countries.
The ELP Class of 2019 will receive their diplomas during a Commencement Ceremony inside the historic Howe Building.
This year's graduates hail from 12 countries – Argentina, China, Ghana, Honduras, India, Israel, Malawi, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda and Vietnam.
The Commencement Ceremony will feature performances by the Perkins Chorus and remarks by Perkins President and CEO Dave Power, Chair of the Board of Trustees Corinne Basler and ELP Director Marianne Riggio. Moatasem Afaneh, of Israel, will serve as class speaker.
About the Educational Leadership Program
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 related professionals from developing nations. There are more than 250 ELP graduates working around the world today to advance Perkins International’s mission.