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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…

Born Too White - BBC Documentary

Tune into BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday 23rd February to catch Born Too White, a documentary exploring the persecution of people with albinism in Africa. The film follows Oscar Duke, a British doctor with albinism, as he travels to Tanzania and Malawi to see what life is like for people who share his condition. Oscar visits Standing Voice's life-saving programmes, and meets the incredible people we work alongside. Standing Voice's very own Sam Clarke was…

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…