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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…

Creative Advocacy With The Wellcome Trust

This year, Standing Voice led an exciting advocacy project designed to spark conversation in Tanzanian communities about the genetic origins of albinism. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the project aims to bring together scientists and artists from across the UK and Africa to showcase the science of albinism in a socially relatable way. In November, the project reached its climax with a series of interactive performances on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Musicians, actors, dancers…

Wellcome Trust

This year we secured an International Engagement Award from the Wellcome Trust. This has been used to deliver a project engaging Tanzanian communities in interactive discussion of the genetic origins of albinism. Bringing together scientists and artists from across the UK and East Africa, the project is using art, music, dance and theatre to communicate the science of albinism in socially accessible ways. In June, participants began developing their creative outputs at a collaborative workshop in…