Protect children today.

This is your chance to change a life like mine.

This September, send a child to school for the first time.

Across Tanzania, parents of children born with the genetic condition known as albinism, are unable to keep them safe in their homes. With witch doctors on the hunt for hair and limbs of people with albinism, young children are the most vulnerable targets.

Faced with few options, fearful parents send their children with albinism to government-sponsored safe houses, also known as Temporary Holding Shelters.

These shelters are underfunded, overcrowded and lack basic infrastructure. With three children to a bed, filthy washrooms and terrible lighting for those with visual impairments, these shelters are not meeting a child’s basic need to be loved, cared for and educated.

And without a proper record keeping system, some children will never be reunited with their families.

This is the heartbreaking reality.

This September, you can help remove young children with albinism from these holding shelters and place them in well-funded, inclusive boarding schools where they will receive the care and education every child deserves. Herry, pictured above, went to an inclusive school that recognized his unique needs and today he is thriving as a university student studying mathematics.

Will you make a donation to help Under the Same Sun protect and educate 30 more students this year? With 260 students already in our care, resources are stretched.

Help send a child to school with your gift today.
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With your support, we will empower kids with the tools they need to change their own lives and become advocates for people with albinism everywhere.

100% of your donations go directly to our Education Program. All administrative expenses are covered by a generous benefactor.

100% goes to programs

UTSS Latest News

January 03rd, 2019
Man with Albinism Brutally Murdered in Malawi on New Years Eve
January 03rd, 2019
PWA's in Malawi Begin 2019 With Fear of Renewed Attacks
November 16th, 2018
People With Albinism Struggle to Access Crucial Treatment and Support in Iran
A recent speech by a UN official calling on countries with hot climates to implement measures that would enable people with albinism to access skin cancer treatments has highlighted the lack of such a policy and accessible support for people living with albinism in Iran.
May 04th, 2018
The Times
The president of Malawi has called for a debate on introducing the death penalty for “albino hunters” after the most recent case of a victim being killed for his body parts.
February 20th, 2018
Ikponwosa Ero named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
Ikponwosa Ero, UTSS staff member and UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism, has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
February 20th, 2018
Tanzanian children with albinism receive prosthetic limbs and a new lease on life.
ABC News reports on the journey of four children with albinism from Tanzania who recently travelled to the US to receive life changing prosthetic limbs.
November 28th, 2017
Zuwena's Children Face Unspeakable Danger
Learn how Understanding Albinism Seminars helped Zuwena's family.
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.