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Perkins School

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Perkins School
Country and localization
USA, Watertown (Massachusetts)
Supported people
50 young blind adults
Project helped in
Amount of the support
10,000 euros

Insertion of young blind adults thanks to the creation of a science workshop

Perkins school is an American NGO founded in 1829. It is involved in training and integration of young people with mental, visual and hearing problems. Based in the USA, Perkins supports 90,000 young people in 61 countries. In June 2009, Accor Services USA (a company that left the AccorHotels Group in June 2010) launched a volunteer program aimed at the 45 employees

In 2010, Perkins School created a science workshop adapted to welcome young blind adults. The goal of this workshop is to develop the young people’s technical and tactile capacities through a training program that is validated at the end of the year by a national “English Language Arts and Mathematics” diploma (high-school level).

The Accor Foundation* supported the creation of this science workshop.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.