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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…