Support for People with Albinism in Tanzania, Moshi
About the Project
In Tanzania, many people suffer from Albinism. This does not only cause dermatological problems, but often comes with reduced eye sight. This is a great issue especially for children, which are not capable of reading textbooks in school. An institute of the KCMC hosptial in Moshi supports people with Albinism with the Albino Care project, by handing out sun protection hats, sun protecting lotion or reading aids. BUt usually, the material is not sufficient for al patients.
Hand in hand with the Albino Care program, we want to support people with Albinism in Tanzania. The following aspects are part of our project:
Sun glasses: We collect second hand sun glasses in Germany and transfer them to Tanzania. Via Albino Care, the sun glasses will be distributed among the Albino-community to protect eyes against UV light.
Sun protecting hats: We use donations to buy sun protecting hats, especially for children with Albinsim. We will get these hats from a Tanzanian company to support the local economy. We also check for possibilities of establishing a manufacture by the patients themselves.
Reading aids: With magnifying glasses and reading foils we want to support children with reduced eye sight due to Albinism during their education. Together with local eye doctors we plan trainings on how to use those reading aids.
For this project, we work together with the Albino Care project in Tanzania and further organisations supporting people with Albinism. You can support this project with a donation to:
For our project supporting people with albinism we are currently testing different reading aids. Apart from magnifying glasses, magnifying foils can be used. We just developed a frame tp place a book in the right distance to the foil….
For our project in Tanzania, we are collecting second-hand sunglasses for people with Albinism. Even if the are last years collection, they can still help in Tanzania to protect eyes from UV light. All glasses collected will be checked…