A bit of history
Who we are
We build educational capacity so that every child can experience a classroom built for their needs.
Our work in Mexico is backed by almost two centuries of global leadership and expertise in the field of blindness education from Perkins School for the Blind — a global trailblazer, convener, learning lab and champion for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, and the first school for the blind in the United States.
The work of Perkins in Latin America and the Caribbean began in 1989. Then, the education of children with multiple disabilities and deafblindness was nascent in many countries. During the last 32 years, Perkins has had a leadership role in the development of infrastructure and systems that support the development of education in the region. Likewise, it has supported the development of continuous training programs for educators and families of children and young people with visual impairment, multiple disabilities and/or deafblindness, has played a fundamental role in the growth of NGOs that provide service at the local level, and has kept the issue of quality education at the forefront of governments.
With this foundation, Perkins will increase the quality of education for over 7000 children with multiple disabilities in 71 public schools of Mexico by the year 2030.