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Tanzania Albinism Collective

Globally acclaimed music group storms the U.K. Last week, four individuals completed the journey of a lifetime. Coming from Ukerewe—a remote island, four hours from the mainland in the heart of Tanzania’s Lake Victoria—they travelled to the UK to share their songs and stories with a world of captive listeners. Birth certificates issued, passports obtained, visas secured and instruments in hand, they boarded a plane and left their homeland for the first…

A Groundbreaking Group of Advocates

As human beings, storytelling is in our blood; whether verbal or visual, through words, pictures or movement, it is the thread connecting generations in communities throughout the world. Woven into these shared narratives are our histories, hopes, ideas and identities. When planning the Summer Skills Workshop, we knew the events had to leave behind more than improved skill sets. We wanted to change the underlying prejudices and misconceptions that are at the root of so many…

Artist Annie-Marie Akussah embarks on an journey with the people of Ukerewe

I first heard of Standing Voice after creating a painting of a boy with albinism, inspired by Eric Nehr’s striking photography series featuring people with the condition in Burundi. I began researching the superstitious killing of people with albinism in East Africa and found the film In the Shadow of the Sun, which was directed by Harry Freeland, the founder of Standing Voice. I felt incredibly moved by the lives of those portrayed in the…

Standing Voice Needs Volunteers!

UKEREWE ISLAND, JUNE 2017 Are you an artist, photographer, radio producer, or filmmaker? Designer, tailor, landscape gardener? Recent graduate? Business professional? Events manager, or social worker? This is a unique opportunity to share your skills and transform the lives of others. This June, Standing Voice will host our Summer Skills Workshop: a fortnight-long programme of training, seminars, and workshops supporting communities on Ukerewe Island, in the heart of Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. People with albinism—together…

Born Too White - BBC Documentary

Tune into BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday 23rd February to catch Born Too White, a documentary exploring the persecution of people with albinism in Africa. The film follows Oscar Duke, a British doctor with albinism, as he travels to Tanzania and Malawi to see what life is like for people who share his condition. Oscar visits Standing Voice's life-saving programmes, and meets the incredible people we work alongside. Standing Voice's very own Sam Clarke was…