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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…

Building interactive understanding of albinism in Tanzania

Over the last two years, Standing Voice has led a groundbreaking project to transform perceptions of albinism in communities across Tanzania. Executed with the support of the Wellcome Trust, the project has brought together scientists, artists, and advocates from across the UK and Africa to showcase the science of albinism in a socially relatable way. The project began in earnest in June 2016 in Bagamoyo, a small fishing town on the Tanzanian coast. Our core team…

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…