Stories

Learn about the work of Perkins India and how successful identification and intervention of children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI) changes the lives of children and their families. Interested in learning how to implement some of the strategies mentioned here? Visit our resources page.

Vikas’ mother encouraging him to sit with support as he listens attentively
Thanks to the right support and intervention, Vikas is enjoying his newfound independence through daily activities and community interactions.
Kapil and Pritam, CBR workers, on a motorbike.
Frontline workers for Project IDI/ Project Asha share about their work in their own words.
A small child looks at a picture held by a medical professional.
The first Perkins-SCEH screening event for children with MDVI takes place at Shroff’s Centre in Vrindavan, Mathura, U.P.
A CBR worker wearing a mask observes and screens a child for disability
CBR workers recount their experiences working in new and different ways under the pandemic.
A group of ophthalmic paramedic trainees and instructor from the training.
Perkins India sensitises young ophthalmic paramedic trainees about disability as they prepare to work in the medical field.
Mr. Vimlesh helping his son Aditya with his studies.
A proud father recounts his son’s path to education and his unexpected journey to a new position.
Ms. Mithlesh Devi observing the screening process.
Community support of a local ASHA worker helps to identify more children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment.
Muneesh, an educator involved in a screening activity
Screening resumes in villages to identify children with MDVI under Project IDI.
Chaitali introducing vegetables to her students
Lifelong lessons from the Perkins International Academy live on years after the course for Chaitali, who has applied new ideas in her classroom.
Eye care professionals learn about the importance of assessing vision in children with multiple disabilities.
Perkins India and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital partner to bring much needed services to children with MDVI in Vrindavan.

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