Mindsets and myths surrounding people with albinism can be changed through education and awareness-raising. On the Shade Campus, we hold regular seminars where the community comes together to learn more about albinism in a positive, welcoming environment.
Shade launched an initiative called the Community Club in 2021. We invited youth from our village to join, with the goal of equipping and empowering them holistically.
One key component of the Community Club is advocacy. Shade’s Country Director, John, leads educational sessions about albinism and answers questions. Great discussions have been born, and John uses his personal experience to bring the challenges – and joys – of being a person with albinism to life.
Giving Young Adults a Voice
When Shade learned that the government centers for children with albinism were going to be sending home the young adults who lived in them, we sprang into action, and the Student Transitional Program was born.