About Perkins India

Perkins India (previously known as Voice and Vision India) is the longest-operating, locally facing organization in India dedicated exclusively to children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI).

Based in Mumbai, we have trained the country’s leading MDVI experts and senior-level professionals and remain the primary resource for MDVI education in India today.

A Legacy of Impact

Perkins India has over 30 years of experience working and partnering in India. We have supported over 40 organizations to initiate services for children with MDVI - often in areas where nothing else existed. We continue to help organizations maximize their impact, empowering them to educate these children. Through our strategic collaborations with governments and universities, we’ve trained teachers and community workers from the urban slums of Mumbai to the interiors of Kalahandi (Odisha) and remote areas of the north-east. In-depth training for professionals has equipped them with the vision and capacity to transform education systems in their communities. They have gone on to initiate educational services for children with MDVI, train new professionals, and increase awareness across India.

Global Expertise

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We are backed by almost two centuries of global leadership and expertise from Perkins School for the Blind — a world-renowned center of excellence that educated both Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. With access to world-renowned experts from Perkins International, a division of Perkins School for the Blind, we change the lives of the children we serve, their families and their communities. Perkins International has partnered with more than 250 organizations in more than 65 countries to educate and empower children with disabilities and their families.

Our Partners

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Perkins India is grateful to the growing list of partners who make our work successful. Our relationship with many of these partners spans three decades, when Perkins India trained the country’s first experts in MDVI. Today we provide ongoing technical support and mentoring, and leverage their expertise to support the development of additional programs for children with MDVI across the country.  

Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital

Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal Sanstha
Ajmer, Rajasthan

National Association for the Blind (Chandigarh)

National Association for the Blind (Jammu & Kashmir)
Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir

Nehru Seva Sangh
Banpur, Odisha

Jayati Bharatam
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deafblind
Mumbai, Maharashtra

National Association for the Blind (India)
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Blind People's Association (BPA)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Jai Vakeel Foundation
Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Taking Action for Tomorrow

Perkins India is committed to a world where all children — including those with MDVI — are included and educated.

Through our work, we stand with India and other countries around the globe who have committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 — to provide all children with a quality education by the year 2030.