How the Perkins Educational Leadership Program changes children’s lives

The Educational Leadership Program at Perkins School for the Blind trains educators who make the world a better place for all children.

Josely plays with a child using hoola hoops.

For over 100 years, the Perkins Educational Leadership Program (ELP) has trained educators in 97 countries to help children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment learn and thrive. Today, all around the world, our graduates are doing just that.

ELP international scholars take part in a 9 month immersive education experience. Graduates become leaders in their home countries—expanding educational opportunities for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities wherever they work. Watch our video below to learn how Angie, Daniel, Saul, and Josely are making an impact in children’s lives.

Educational Leadership Program scholars change the world

We’d like to thank the Lavelle Fund for the Blind for their continued support in developing leaders who are passionate about quality, inclusive education for all children.

We’d also like to thank Angie, Daniel, Saul, and Josely for their unwavering support and dedication to their students and their families. They belong to a broader community of leaders who help bring real, global change to communities that need it the most.

If you, or your organization, want to help create a world where everyone belongs, please partner with us!

Together, we can reach the 240 million children with disabilities worldwide.

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