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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,…

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…

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…

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…