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New Partners

Standing Voice is able to its deliver life-changing programmes across Africa due to our incredible supporters. We’re delighted to announce continued support for our Vision Programme throughout 2017, thanks to the wonderful generosity of our new and existing funders! Standing Voice welcomes the Charles Hayward Foundation and the James Tudor Foundation as new partners this fiscal year, with both pledging support for the delivery of our Low Vision Clinics in Tanzania. Essilor’s Vision For…

Radio Project - Mwanza

In 2016, Standing Voice launched an exciting project to broadcast the voices of Tanzanian youth. Through our partnerships with Kennington Overseas Aid (KOA), Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF), and Mwanza Youth and Children Network (MYCN), we are bringing together young people from across Ukerewe Island to develop their skills in media and broadcasting. Standing Voice has supported 11 individuals with and without albinism, ranging from 15 to 25 years of age, to form the Ukerewe Young…

Skin Cancer Prevention - Shinyanga

In January, Standing Voice Executive Director Harry Freeland travelled to Tanzania to host an evaluative partners’ visit to our Skin Cancer Prevention Programme (SCPP). This independent evaluation — occurring annually as part of Standing Voice’s new partnership with the Pierre Fabre Foundation — was led by Dr Claire Fuller, Chair of the International Foundation for Dermatology. Dr Fuller and partners joined our team for the Shinyanga leg in our first cycle of clinics for 2017. During the…

Joint Strategy Workshop

In December, Standing Voice facilitated a joint strategy workshop on Ukerewe Island, in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. This workshop was the latest in a series of stakeholder consultations conducted throughout 2016 by Standing Voice in partnership with the World Bank and other partners. The purpose of these consultations is to perform a comprehensive needs assessment for persons with albinism in Tanzania by engaging a diversity of stakeholders in dialogue. This process began with national-level consultations through…

New Horizons: Malawi

This December, Standing Voice travelled to Malawi for the international launch of our Skin Cancer Prevention Programme! For the first time our life-saving clinics were delivered outside Tanzania. Before the clinic our team met with authorities from the Malawian Ministry of Health. We advocated at the national level, with Mr Rex Cheonga, the Director of Rehabilitation; and at the district level, with Dr William Peno, the Mangochi District Health Officer. Both expressed their deepest support for…