Physical attacks on people with albinism, especially women and children, are still a big problem in many African countries. They are exposed to discrimination and their right to education is limited by the lack of conditions for teaching children with visual impairments. As a result, the lives of those affected by a lack of pigment are a constant stream of distress and danger in many African countries. The worst expression of discrimination is dehumanisation: the belief that people affected by this condition are ghosts or possess magical powers.
Kasisi is a home that also protects such children. It provides them not only with safety, but also with the best medical care, responds to their special needs and enables them to spread their wings. A perfect example is Anna Maria. She has been with us for five years. The environment created by the sisters has made her a bundle of energy, she never stops smiling and she is given exactly the same chances as everyone else in the house.
Thank you for building this HOME with us! Today is International Albinism Awareness Day.
Eva and James are our medical students – talented, hardworking and grateful for every little support. They know that thanks to you they have been given a life opportunity. Now they can lead their lives as they dreamed of.
Today we ask you to join the fundraiser for the next semester of their studies. Curriculum – not funding – should be the only thing for our children to worry about. Let’s make sure they have a place in the medical world!