Bud Keith Scholarship Fund for the Blind
Since 2008, PCPF has funded a program to enable needy, visually-impaired Panamanians become financially self-sufficient. From the beginning, we’ve partnered with a private organization in Panama, the Patronato Luz del Ciego (Light for the Blind Foundation). The Patronato’s exclusive mission is to provide rehabilitation services for the blind in Panama.
The fund is named for Bud Keith, a blind Peace Corps volunteer who served at Panama’s Helen Keller School for the Blind in the 1960s. Read Bud Keith's Biography.
The program began by providing financial support for two students. As donations have permitted, the number of Bud Keith Scholars has grown and the program has funded additional employment-related activities.
We’ve provided six kinds of help: