Cape Abilities Farm Welcomes Educators From Around The World!

Filed in Blog, Cape Abilities Farm, Community Partners, Events, Life Skills by on October 16, 2015

yesCape Abilities recently welcomed thirteen teachers and leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East who are taking part in the Educational Leadership Program (ELP) (through Perkins International) at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown (MA).

“What drew us to Cape Abilities is the wide variety of opportunities offered to people with disabilities that help broaden their thinking and their expectations,” said Marianne Riggio, Director of the ELP at Perkins International. “In many developing countries, adults with disabilities are often restricted to a single career path, if any.”

This select group specializes in the field of education for children with visual impairment and other disabilities, and they come to Perkins to learn about creating successful educational and vocational programs that they can bring back to their countries.

ELP members toured Cape Abilities residential homes and entrepreneurial businesses, providing them with opportunities to interact and learn first-hand from Cape Abilities participants hard at work.

Thank you, Perkins International, for the experience of meeting and interacting with so many bright and caring educators.  Our children are in very good hands!

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