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Standing Voice needs volunteers!

Are you a tailor, ceramicist, or landscape architect? An actor, artist, or radio producer? Recent graduate? Business professional? If you—or anyone you know—has a particular skill, experience, or interest in any of the areas above, get in touch! Standing Voice is recruiting expert volunteers from around the world to help deliver the Summer Skills Workshop 2018: a comprehensive training programme bringing together people with albinism, and their families and loved ones, to develop skills,…

The Tunajitambua Tailors

For some, clothes are accessories; on Ukerewe, they’re a lifeline In Tanzania, it is not just people with albinism who face stigma, but their families and loved ones too. When a baby with albinism is born, the mother is almost universally ‘blamed’. Fathers regularly walk out and never return: the child’s skin colour at best a sign of adultery; at worst, a curse from God. In some cases, fathers have been direct perpetrators of…

Summer Skills Workshop 2017

Harry Freeland reflects on the events of an incredible fortnight on Ukrewe Island Standing Voice has worked on Ukerewe Island for more than a decade. Deep in the heart of Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, the island is in many ways the birthplace of our organisation: the location for much of my documentary, In the Shadow of the Sun, and a hub for Standing Voice's frontline services in Skin Cancer Prevention, Vision Care, and Education. Perhaps more…

Brighter Futures For Children With Albinism

Over the last decade, hundreds of children with albinism have been placed in isolated camps across Tanzania. These ‘protectorate centres’ were set up as a reaction to the increasing mutilation and murder of people with albinism from 2006 onward. Separated from their families and deprived of adequate education, these children desperately need to be integrated back into mainstream society and educated alongside their peers. Since 2013 Standing Voice has been doing precisely that: our Education Scholarship…