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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…

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…

Ukerewe's Young Reporters amplify the voices of their community

A faint crackle emanates from the radio. After a few seconds, the static clears to pick up the sound of voices. They belong to the Ukerewe Young Reporters, a youth radio group established by Standing Voice in 2016. The group meet monthly to record and broadcast their stories, and reconvened in June to document the inaugural Summer Skills Workshop and International Albinism Awareness Day celebrations at the Umoja Training Centre. The Ukerewe Young Reporters’ Group was…

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…