The Perkins Effect

Children worldwide are learning more with teachers trained at Perkins.

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More than six million children worldwide are blind with multiple disabilities.

Without educators to help them learn, many face a life of isolation and untapped potential. For 100 years, the Perkins International Educational Leadership Program has trained educators in 90 countries to help children with multiple disabilities learn and thrive. Today, all around the world, our graduates are doing just that—even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Help us ensure Perkins-trained leaders will always be there when children need them most. Support the Educational Leadership Program and become a part of #ThePerkinsEffect.

100 years of expertise, countless doors opened

Today, ELP graduates are making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities worldwide. Not only that, they’re sharing their knowledge with other educators and leaders, for exponential impact. That’s #ThePerkinsEffect.

With your support, we can spend the next 100 years doing even more to make sure children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities have teachers who can help them learn.

See how Perkins-trained teachers make an impact in children’s lives.

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Be a part of #ThePerkinsEffect.

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