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.
Simply click the appropriate flag to make your gift.
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.