Leadership
Peter Ash
Founder & CEO

Peter Ash is a passionate Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur who also has albinism. As a result of his disability, Christian faith, and business background, Peter is motivated to do whatever he can to provide resources and assistance to people with albinism who have become victims of discrimination in Tanzania, throughout Africa and worldwide.

Awards:

  • 2014 Companionate of Merit
  • 2014 President's Call to Service
  • 2012 New England College of Optometry Presidential Medal
  • 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2011 British Columbia Community Achievement Award
  • 2011 V-Award by Southern California College of Optometry
Vicky Ntetema
Executive Director

Vicky Ntetema joined Under the Same Sun (UTSS) as Executive Director of the Tanzania office after over 18 years as a journalist with BBC World Service. It was her shocking exposé about the discrimination and violence against people with albinism in Tanzania that revealed the tragedy to the world click here to read. In her combat against the “white & black” discrimination, Vicky lives with death threats and scorn from some of her fellow countrymen as she seeks to ensure that both pigmented and non-pigmented citizens understand one another.

Awards:

  • 2016 International Women of Courage Award, U.S. Department of State
  • 2015 Innovation Award, Dream Success Enterprises of Tanzania
  • 2013 Tanzania Women of Achievement Award, Information and Communication
  • 2010 Courage in Journalism Award, International Women’s Media Foundation
Paul Ash Director of Administration
Don Sawatzky Director of Operations

UTSS Latest News

November 16th, 2017
The Perils of Pale
Read National Geographic Magazine's in-depth coverage on the issues facing people with albinism in Tanzania.
October 30th, 2017
How your giving helps
Find out some of the ways your gifts make a difference.
October 26th, 2017
A quick update from UTSS
Read about three important events that we think will interest you.
October 26th, 2017
UTSS call for Tanzanian government to enact laws to provide strong punishment on attackers
Under the Same Sun country representative Vicky Ntetema said attacks on albinos were persisting due to lenient punishment against perpetrators.
October 26th, 2017
Unknown thugs chop off left hand of 75-year-old man with albinism
Mr. Nassor Mohammed, a 75 year old grandpa was attacked by unidentified thugs on Monday October 2, 2017.
October 26th, 2017
Tanzanian police arrest two for kidnapping child with albinism.
Tanzanian police have arrested a Tanzanian citizen and a Kenyan national for abducting a five-year old child with albinism in northern Tanzania’s district of Mwanga.
October 26th, 2017
Cop batters wife over birth of child with albinism
A police officer in Zimbabwe has been arrested following reports of domestic abuse stemming from the birth of a child with albinism.
October 26th, 2017
Killings of PWA in Malawi continues despite the government's intervention
Several persons with albinism in Malawi have come out to talk about their harrowing experiences with merciless body part hunters who are known to sell albino body parts to witch doctors.
October 26th, 2017
New book details the kidnapping of the Muse brothers
The story of two brothers with albinism that were kidnapped from the cotton fields and sold to a freak show in 1899.
June 13th, 2017
We are people too.
Read the Newsweek editorial written by UTSS Founder & CEO, Peter Ash, on his experience as a person with albinism and the persecution that PWA still face in many parts of the world.