Perkins International is part of Perkins School for the Blind: a global trailblazer, convener, learning lab and champion for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. We believe every child can learn, including the more than six million children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities around the world- many of whom are out of school.
Our Vision and Impact
Our vision is a world where every child learns and thrives as a valued member of a family, school, andcommunity. Our global program portfolio delivers 3 outcomes that generate concrete impact and progress toward this vision, and keep children as the focus of all we do.
Support Children to Learn and Thrive
Equip Adults to Teach
Make Education Accessible
Applications Now Open
Applications are open now for the 2021-2022 ELP class- limited spots are available this year.
We work with hundreds of local partners: schools, orphanages, daycare facilities, teacher training programs, government agencies, family advocacy groups and more. Powered by our expert training and strategic support, our partners help us transform the educational landscape in their regions. The end result is sustainable improvements to blindness education around the world.
Teaching the teachers.
It takes a complex set of skills to teach children with visual impairment. In many regions, educators often lack the training required to do the job. That’s why we’re committed to increasing the supply of qualified teachers of the visually impaired – and have been training teachers around the world since 1921.
SHARING OUR EXPERTISE
We are at the forefront of innovation in education for children with multiple disabilities. We keep our finger on the pulse of global best practices to share with our partners around the world.