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.

Dhruv with his teacher.
Relief support allows Dhruv’s family to move beyond survival and pursue his education during the pandemic.
Abhishek and his family learn activities they can continue at home to support his development.
The Project IDI team brings intervention sessions to Abhishek’s home to overcome the family’s barriers to accessing services.
A child attending an intervention session with two vision technicians while the mother of the child sits in front and watches
Pradyuman’s family finds the answers and support they were in search of for their child with Multiple Disabilities and Cerebral/Cortical Vision Impairment
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.

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